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Jakarta Post

City govt slammed for lack of transparency

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 19 2012   /  09:34 am

The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) has criticized the Jakarta administration for employing a regulation that prevents the public from scrutinizing some of its financial statements.

Febri Hendri, ICW’s division coordinator for public service monitoring, said that the regulation had allowed the administration to keep a number of financial documents from the public.

“Why would they keep them from the public? The measure will only make them susceptible to suspicions of corruption,” Febri told reporters at City Hall on Wednesday.

In Gubernatorial Decree No. 1971/2008 on exceptional information, the administration lists a number of document types categorized as exceptional and therefore inaccessible to the public.

The exceptional documents include financial reports, payment documents, expense documents, tender documents, contracts and procurement documents....