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2019 sees fewer corruption cases but bigger state losses: ICW

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Jakarta   /   Wed, February 19, 2020   /  02:36 pm
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Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) activists (left to right) Nisa Rizkiah Zonzoa, Wana Alamsyah and Tama Satrya Langkun give a press conference at ICW's office in South Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/Moch. Fiqih Prawira)

Fewer corruption cases were brought to court in 2019, but total state losses incurred nearly doubled to Rp 8.4 trillion (US$614 million), the highest in five years, according to antigraft watchdog Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW). An ICW survey found that 580 individuals were prosecuted in 271 corruption cases investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the police and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) last year, compared to 1,087 individuals and 454 cases in 2018. Yet, the drop in the number of cases does not mean Indonesia has managed to root out corruption, the ICW report says. “Indonesia has not yet succeeded in eradicating corruption,” ICW activist Wana Alamsyah told a press conference on Tuesday. Wana pointed out that Indonesia ranked 97th of 126 surveyed countries in the Rule of Law Index by the World Justice Project, which ...