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Jakarta Post

Mayors win antigraft award

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 5 2010   /  09:54 am

The Yogyakarta municipal administration under Mayor Herry Zudianto and Surakarta Mayor Joko Widodo has won the 2010 Bung Hatta Anti-Corruption Award, the panel of judges announced Monday.The two winners beat 36 other candidates in the selection rounds that took about six weeks.Zoemrotin K. Susilo, on the judges’ panel, said that both Joko and Herry had succeeded in building transparent systems in their regional administrations.“They tried to establish transparent budgeting and one-stop public service centers, which have resulted in efficiency,” Zoemrotin said.  One of Herry’s efforts, she said, was to issue a mayoral decree stipulating that the municipal administration would provide schools with an additional budget allocation to eradicate “illegal fees” imposed on students. “Previously the municipal administration received a lot of reports about the illegal fees. With...