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Jakarta Post

Corruption major issue in rector election

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 6, 2019   /  01:31 pm
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The office building of the rector of Jakarta State University in Rawamangun, East Jakarta.(Kompas.com/Alsadad Rudi)

 
As several state universities kicked off the election of their new rectors recently, academic authorities and civil society organizations are calling on election committees and other related stakeholders to stay away from corrupt practices and conflict of interest in the process. On July 31, Jakarta State University (UNJ) senate chairman Hafid Abbas and some officials at the university came to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) asking the antigraft body to help safeguard the rector election at the campus from the threat of corruption and conflict of interest.  The UNJ’s election kicked off on July 26 as the committee started receiving applications from rector candidates. The process was expected to be completed in September when the senate will hand over the name of the elected candidate to Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Moh...