Thursday, March 23, 2023

Tag: Corruption

Chairman of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Isma Yatun met with Chairman of the Korean Board of Audit Inspection (BAI) Choe Jaehae in Seoul on March 3, 2023, to create an action plan for future bilateral cooperation. The potential cooperation includes arrangements for the two institutions to exchange examiners for secondment at each other’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI). […]
The government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed to set the 2023 hajj pilgrimage fee at IDR 49.8 million (US$ 3,281.13) per individual, far from the 2022’s cost of IDR 39.89 million. Ironically, the decision was taken after the Saudi Arabia government announced that it would lower the hajj cost by 30%. […]
Lippo Group mega project Meikarta in Cikarang, Bekasi regency, has been involved in legal battle with consumers due to the company’s failure in delivering the property on time and the latter’s alleged defamation. The modern city project has been stalled because of corruption cases involving high-ranked officials at the developer and Bekasi regency. […]
Entering the year 2023, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is very likely to have a Cabinet reshuffle in this January. Two sources at the government said the president would likely replace three ministers, namely Minister Of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, Information and Communication Minister Jhonny G.Plate and Manpower Minister Ida Fauziah. […]
Indonesia has a bad record when it comes to dealing with corruption. According to Transparency International, the Corruption Perception Index of Indonesia ranked 96 out of 180 countries in 2021. Meanwhile, the 2004-2022 statistics from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) show there were 1,310 corruption cases. […]
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan considered the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)’s caught red-handed operation (OTT) has given a negative perception to the state. He said state officials were exposed to the antigraft body’s caught red-handed operation because the state has not utilized the digital system to improve financial management at the regional and national levels. […]
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has entered the quarterfinal stage. Brazil and France have become the most favorite team to lift up the coveted trophy. Indonesia, despite its national team has never reached the World Cup, is not an exception. The country has 69% of its 270 million population as soccer lovers, according to […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has planned to shake up his cabinet after his political ally Nasdem Party officially declared its support for former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan as a presidential candidate. Sources within the Jokowi administration told Indonesia Business Post that the president would likely kick Jhonny G. Plate, minister of communication and information and secretary general of Nasdem Party, […]
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Papua Governor Lukas Enembe as a suspect in a IDR 1 billion bribery case. Enembe’s lawyer, Stefanus Roy Rening, questioned the basis for the KPK in naming his client as a suspect.  […]
Since September 6, 2022, 23 corruption convicts have been released from the Tangerang Class II A, as well as from the Class I Sukamiskin Correctional Institution. They were released after there was a revision of the Law and Number 22 of 2022 concerning Corrections which is the basis for granting parole. […]
DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan underwent an 11-hour examination with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) regarding the investigation into the alleged corruption case of Formula E. […]
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK RI) forcibly picked up or arrested the Mimika Regent, Eltinus Omaleng in Jayapura (7/9/2022) on suspicion of corruption at the Kingmi Church, Miles 32, Kuala Kencana. Currently, the Mimika Regent is undergoing an examination at the Papua Police Mobile Brigade Headquarters. […]
Business people and investors continue to complain about rampant bribery practices and conflicts of interest within the government. The Executive Director of  the Association of Indonesian Oil and Gas Companies (ASPERMIGAS), Moshe Rizal, stated that local governments and bureaucracies routinely demand illegal money for permits and licences. “I do not wish to name an individual case or incident, but similar […]
After more than two years of revising the Corruption Eradication Commission Law (KPK) and the appointment of new KPK commissioners, anti-corruption activists assert that the anti-graft body is facing its most dire situation since its establishment in 2003. The KPK law revision that has drawn protests from students, activists, and the public is part of a conspiracy by corrupt law […]
Honorary titles become less and less popular. Being addressed with those titles is also seen as a snobbish act. The abolition of honorary titles has made interactions a lot simpler and avoiding embarrassment when the incorrect title was used. […]