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House of Representatives the most corrupt institution: Survey

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 11 2012   /  09:00 am

An opinion poll conducted by the Jakarta-based think tank Sugeng Sarjadi Syndicate (SSS) found that the House of Representatives has lost its credibility and is deemed to be the most corrupt institution in the country.

The survey, published on Saturday, found that 47 percent of respondents considered the House, the country’s most corrupt institution.

The survey interviewed 2,192 respondents in the country’s 33 provinces between May 14 and May 24.

“This survey simply confirms what has been widely believed by the respondents that it has become common knowledge that most graft suspects prosecuted by the Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK)are House members,” SSS researcher Ari Nurcahyo said.

Respondents in the survey were also of the opinion that lawmakers did not represent their interests and joined the House only to further their individual interests...