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Jakarta Post

Indonesia drops in graft index for first time in Jokowi presidency

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 29, 2021   /  09:00 pm
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Rest in peace: Employees at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) lay flowers and wreaths on top of a casket in front of the KPK headquarters in Kuningan, Central Jakarta, on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, after the House of Representative elected then Insp. Gen. Firli Bahuri from the National Police as KPK commissioner.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

After years of sluggish progress, experts and businesspeople believe Indonesia’s anticorruption campaign went backward in 2020 as the nation scored lower in a global graft assessment. Berlin-based Transparency International announced on Thursday that Indonesia had regressed in terms of corruption eradication, as it awarded the country a score of 37 in the 2020 update of its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The score was three points below the previous year’s CPI score of 40 and marks the first decline since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo assumed office in 2014. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(["datawrapper...