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Jakarta Post

Corrupt police a torment for businesses

  • Rendi A. Witular and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 1 2010   /  08:50 am

Celebrating its 64th anniversary Thursday, the police force has seen many of its efforts to fight its deep-rooted corrupt mentality result in setbacks. Corruption has now reached an alarming level and is seen to disturb the economy. Investors willing to employ a huge number of workers are afraid of setting up new businesses over fears of becoming victims of police case-engineering filed either by their competitors, business partners and workers. The Jakarta Post’s Rendi A. Witular and Bagus BT Saragih explore the root causes of the police’s defiance to change. Here are the stories: Great place for it: Police officers stop a motorist for violating the rules of the road in this file photo taken on Jan. 7, 2010, in Jakarta. Businesspeople and the public have called for credible reform in the police force, which celebrates its 64th anniversary Thursday, saying corrup...