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Survey finds judiciary perceived as most corrupt

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 11 2013   /  08:13 am

A new survey showed that the country’s courts remain mired in corruption, in spite of efforts to improve the welfare of its officials.

Judiciary watchdog the Indonesian Legal Roundtable (ILR) released on Tuesday what it called the 2012 Law Perceptions Index that highlighted that 60 percent of respondents believed judges were prone to bribery. Twenty three percent of the respondent believed otherwise.

For the survey, the ILR interviewed 1,200 respondents in the country’s 33 provinces between Dec. 4-16, last year.

Prominent lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis of the ILR said the findings indicated that the country’s judiciary remained one of country’s weakest institutions.

“With so many corruption cases implicating judges, no wonder only 23 percent of respondents believed judges could not be bribed,” he said, adding that 47 percent of respondents did not view ...