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Jakarta Post

Corruption: I consume, therefore I am

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo

Yogyakarta   /   Sat, June 15 2019   /  01:26 am

We are now halfway through 2019 and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has already arrested several high-ranking officials for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases. A judge in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, was nabbed for allegedly accepting bribes in connection with forging a document. Earlier, the regent of Talaud, North Sulawesi, was arrested during a sting operation for allegedly soliciting bribes from contractors.According to the KPK’s Anticorruption Clearing House (ACCH), 64 percent of the 887 major corruption cases the KPK investigated from 2004-2018 involved bribery. An easy way to detect corruption is to look at the lifestyle of a suspect to see if he or she could be enjoying illegal proceeds. For example, the Talaud regent, Sri Wahyumi Maria Manalip, was known for her love of expensive jewelry, branded bags, watches and other luxury items. According to...