blog.indahnesia.com - Discover Indonesia Online

    
You are currently in > Just a blog about Indonesia > Indonesia takes top spot in world's most corrupt nations


Indonesia takes top spot in world's most corrupt nations JAKARTA - It is no surprise that Indonesia ranks again as one of the world's most corrupt nations because graft in the public sector and judicial system is widespread, activists said here Tuesday. The Berlin-based group Transparency International on Tuesday listed Indonesia near the bottom of its list of corrupt countries, on the same level as Kenya but ahead of Myanmar, Angola, Cameroon, Paraguay, Nigeria and Haiti.
The list rates 103 nations on a score out of a possible perfect 10, with Indonesia placing 122th place with a score of 1.9. Indonesia's ranking, worse compared to last year's ranking of 96, was ``not a surprise because widespread corruption can be seen at every level,'' said Teten Masduki, coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch, a non-governmental watchdog. ``At every level, whether it's bureaucratic, political or judicial, corruption is the day-to-day means to make money,'' Masduki told AFP.
He said political corruption under President Megawati Soekarnoputri's current term was ``frighteningly worse'' compared to the reign of former dictator Suharto, who resigned in 1998. Masduki cited the growing number of political parties, compared to just three under Suharto, as one of the reasons. Other analysts have also pointed to the much wider powers held by the regions following the government's decentralisation drive.
He said next April's election - Indonesia's second free general election since Suharto's fall - will ``undoubtedly serve as a golden opportunity'' for major political parties to take bribes from businessmen. Voters will also directly choose the president in a separate election next year, at a date still to be fixed. ``Major political parties will definitely rely on illegal money transfer from their business cronies to finance their activities.''
Airing the same sentiment, Kastorius Sinaga of the Gempita corruption watchdog group said he saw ``no changes'' made by the last two Indonesian presidents to combat corruption. ``From Abdurrahman Wahid to Megawati, corruption continues to grow because neither government is serious in implementing the supremacy of law,'' he told AFP. Sinaga said major political parties were currently ``trying to find ways to finance their parties'' by placing their colleagues in ``strategic positions'' in the government.
Masduki, who set up his organisation in 1998, said corruption in law enforcement had ``not changed for the better.'' He cited the recent preventive order issued by Jakarta court officials to seize the house of the co-founder of Tempo magazine Gunawan Mohamad in the defamation suit filed against Tempo by businessman Tomi Winata. It was the first ever such preventive order filed in a defamation suit. Winata had filed the libel suit against Tempo's senior editor and co-founder Gunawan Mohamad after the editor allegedly published a headline calling the businessman a ``thug.''
Sinaga, also a lecturer at the state University of Indonesia, criticised Megawati's government for ``pressuring'' state anti-corruption bodies which they helped set up in the first place. He cited the controversy in a recent report of assets owned by attorney general Muhammad Abdurrahman by the civil servant wealth audit commission (KPKPN). ``That case has instead become a boomerang for the commission because it was heavily criticised and has been threatened to be disbanded by high-ranking officials,'' Sinaga said.
Much of Indonesia's political elite, he said, ``are still unwilling to reveal their wealth'' ``Even if they do release their wealth reports, many of them are fabricated,'' Sinaga added. Masduki said Indonesia ``desperately needs a leader who has a solid track record and high integrity.'' ``Whoever leads this country next year should focus on finding ways to increase the salary and standard of living for public officials and law enforcers. That should be a good start for Indonesia but I'm afraid this country has a long way to go before corruption can be effectively minimised.''



Posted in General @ 08 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






There are no reactions on this blog entry yet. Be the first one to give a reaction here!


Log in to write a reaction

You are not logged in to the website. You have to be logged in to write a reaction on this blog entry.

· If you already have an account, please login.
· If you have lost your password, please retrieve it.
· If you don't have an account yet, you can create one.

    
 ABOUT THIS ENTRY
Add this blog entry to your email, your own blog, MySpace, Facebook, or whatsoever via AddThis:
Bookmark and Share

e-mail updates for this blog article

Login if you want to receive emails for reactions on this blog entry. You will receive an update as soon as a reaction on this blog entry is posted.

Your website for tickets in Indonesia!
Looking for e-tickets for flights in Indonesia? Here's your solution! Order your e-tickets at ticketindonesia.info.
 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
 BLOG ARCHIVE
· 2015, 28 entries
· 2014, 591 entries
· 2013, 750 entries
· 2012, 1061 entries
· 2011, 792 entries
· 2010, 644 entries
· 2009, 916 entries
· 2008, 504 entries
· 2007, 725 entries
· 2006, 1014 entries
· 2005, 723 entries
· 2004, 558 entries
· 2003, 525 entries
· 2002, 375 entries
· 2001, 162 entries
 POPULAR TAGS
· gigolo
· jakarta
· blogger
Automatically generated every hour
 BLOG CATEGORIES
· General (1205 entries)
· Economy (643 entries)
· Politics (574 entries)
· Accidents (561 entries)
· Terrorism (541 entries)
· Earthquake (539 entries)
· Volcanoes (387 entries)
· Crime (357 entries)
· Corruption (349 entries)
· Flooding (278 entries)
· Elections (276 entries)
· Travel (268 entries)
· Bird Flu (254 entries)
· Religion (242 entries)
· Tourism (239 entries)
· Oddly enough ... (219 entries)
· Violence (198 entries)
· Drugs (196 entries)
· Health (192 entries)
· Aceh conflict (191 entries)
· Environment (185 entries)
· Weather (171 entries)
· Military (168 entries)
· Protests (157 entries)
· Culture (106 entries)
· Garuda Indonesia (91 entries)
· C. Sulawesi conflict (86 entries)
· Human rights (82 entries)
· Forest fires (78 entries)
· Sidoarjo mudflow (71 entries)
· Power supply (64 entries)
· Ramadan (63 entries)
· PT Freeport (55 entries)
· Picture guess (48 entries)
· Maluku conflict (47 entries)
· History (37 entries)
· Dengue Fever (37 entries)
· Infrastructure (36 entries)
· Polio (35 entries)
· Mexican flu (35 entries)
· Website (25 entries)
· Media (22 entries)
· Nuclear power (21 entries)
· Sports (20 entries)
· Sexy (16 entries)
· SARS (15 entries)
· Nightlife (10 entries)
· Others (5 entries)
· Lippo Cikarang (5 entries)
· Close smallest categories
 EXCHANGE RATES
EUR-IDR: 16,590 · 16,620  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 18:12 CET
JPY-IDR: 126.83 · 126.95  The Rupiah rate improved since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 21:58 CET
MYR-IDR: 3,545 · 3,549  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 15 May 2018 08:42 CET
SGD-IDR: 10,479 · 10,501  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 07 May 2018 07:48 CET
THB-IDR: 439.14 · 439.41  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 16 May 2018 09:18 CET
USD-IDR: 14,097 · 14,157  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 00:46 CET
Go to 'exchange rates' 
 MOST RECENT REACTIONS
·  At 14 July 2020 08:32 newnight reacted on Three more bodies of AirAsia victims to Surabaya hospital
·  At 20 September 2018 06:54 erik12 reacted on Fuel prices lowered, again
·  At 19 October 2015 17:17 imambudianto5 reacted on Bank Indonesia maintains benchmark interest rate at 7.75%
·  At 04 March 2015 19:18 merdekaSah reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 04 March 2015 13:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 26 February 2015 13:02 Irena reacted on Sexy, a young woman with candy
·  At 08 May 2014 09:51 jstar reacted on No alcohol should be sold in warung
·  At 01 May 2014 10:07 jstar reacted on Indonesia to be among the top 10 peacekeeping contributors
·  At 27 March 2014 05:50 harlys reacted on PPP leader voices concern over Islamic parties' future
·  At 10 March 2014 06:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 09 March 2014 00:11 Yerun reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 08 March 2014 20:33 nicknick reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 18 February 2014 04:17 Yerun reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 16 February 2014 05:41 Amed East Bali reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 14 February 2014 22:27 Anne Mieke reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 14 February 2014 22:22 beritaislam reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 16 January 2014 15:37 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:21 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:05 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 14:48 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
Go to 'forum topics' 

Created by indahnesia.com · feedback & contact · © 2000-2020
Other websites by indahnesia.com: ticketindonesia.info · kamus-online.com · indonesiepagina.nl · suvono.nl

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional 140,218,748 pageviews Discover Indonesia Online at indahnesia.com