On Jan. 29, the global graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) released the 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Indonesia shows marginal improvement as it scores at 38, one point higher than the 2017 score at 37. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia ranks fourth after Singapore ( 85 ), Brunei Darussalam ( 63 ), and Malaysia ( 47 ). Other neighboring countries scoring less than Indonesia include the Philippines ( 36 ), Thailand ( 36 ), and Timor Leste ( 35 ). The release of a new CPI report always makes headlines. However, do we really understand what CPI really means? People refer to the CPI as an indicator of corruption across countries since it was introduced by TI in 1995. As a leading global indicator of public sector corruption, according to TI, the Index sends a powerful message and governments have been forced to consider and act on graft in their countries. A senior partner of an international anti-corruption agency, Global Integrity Group, Stuart Gilman argued that … [Read more...] about Corruption Perception Index: What does it really mean?
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Sunday, December 9, was International Anti-Corruption Day, and it is an opportune time to reflect on what the Indonesian government’s fight against corruption has accomplished. We should ask three questions: Does Indonesia have adequate laws to fight corruption? Does the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have the authority and resources it needs to do its job? Has the public recognized the importance of civic participation in promoting transparency and accountability within the government? Unfortunately, the answer to each question is “No.” The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox The fight against corruption is more urgent than ever. Despite the government’s efforts, corruption is getting worse. In 2017, Indonesia slipped six spots, to a ranking of 96 out of 180, on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) recently reported that in the first half of 2018, there were … [Read more...] about Reflections on the Indonesian anti-corruption effort
Among countries with the least corruption, Nordic countries have always been a Mecca for inspiration. Denmark has taken the top spot in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for the last five years, only sliding into second position behind New Zealand last year, but still scoring an impressive 88 of 100 points. Studies from international organizations such as Freedom House and independent media show Denmark’s clean government can be primarily attributed to the high level of trust in its society, its welfare programs that drastically reduce inequality, extremely effective code of conduct for civil servants, open government, and its high level of press freedom. This is what we should take note of. Journalism, specifically the spirit for uncovering the truth, which might mean misconduct, might just be the key avenue in Indonesia’s ongoing fight against the cancer that is corruption. The media plays a paramount role in highlighting … [Read more...] about ‘Fifth estate’ journalism may help corruption problem
JAKARTA: An Indonesian court on Tuesday jailed a former speaker of parliament for 15 years for his role in causing state losses of around US$170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.The case has shocked Indonesians already used to large corruption scandals, and reinforced a widely held perception that parliament, long regarded as riddled with corruption, is a failing institution.Setya Novanto was speaker from 2014-15 and again from 2016-17."The defendant is found guilty of conspiring to commit corruption and is sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined 500 million rupiah," Yanto, the head of a panel of five judges, told the Jakarta court. The fine is equivalent to US$36,000.Novanto would be barred from holding public office for five years after serving his sentence and have to repay US$7.3 million he had plundered, added the judge, who goes by one name.In a session that ran for more than three hours, judges read out dozens of case notes, including descriptions … [Read more...] about Indonesia jails former parliament speaker for 15 years for graft
The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas) is putting high hopes in new management guidelines aimed at preventing bribery.The implementation of the SNI ISO 37001:2016 standard is expected to boost investment in the oil and gas exploration and production.The new system, adapted from the ISO 37001 standard introduced by the International Organization for Standardization early this year, specifies a series of measures to help organizations prevent, detect and address bribery.“If we can eradicate bribery practices in the upstream oil and gas sector, it will be easier for businesses to make investment decisions. This, hopefully, will make investment more attractive and eventually boost investment in the sector,” SKKMigas head Amien Sunaryadi said Tuesday.Official data show that investment in the upstream oil and gas sector plunged from an annual figure of US$19.34 billion in 2013 to a mere $9.33 billion in 2017, or 75.9 percent of the target stated in last … [Read more...] about Indonesia puts high hopes in new antibribery guidelines