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Jakarta Post

RI sees no improvement in corruption index

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 27 2010   /  10:17 am

The country’s efforts to eradicate corruption have shown no significant progress over the past year, according to Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2010 released Tuesday.Indonesia’s score remained 2.8 out of 10, the same  last year. It ranked 110 out of 178 countries. In 2009 it placed 111th out of 180 countries.Transparency International Indonesia chairman Todung Mulya Lubis said he was “shocked” that Indonesia had not scored lower.“I thought Indonesia’s score would be lower than 2.8 due to the country’s poor performance in weeding out corruption in the past year,” he added.He pointed the finger at the roller coaster ride of adversity that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has gone through this year.He cited discord between the KPK and the police force for crippling the nation’s fight against corruption. Many believe...