Posted in: Corruption

The false promise of ‘millennials’ and the digital economy

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Recent weeks have seen questions raised about the "millennial" special staffers in President Joko Widodo's inner circle. Ibnu Nadzir writes that these controversies are more than simply matters of poor governance.

Will Covid-19 help corruptors get out of jail?

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Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly has tried at least five times to grant greater leniency to corruption convicts. Leopold Sudaryono writes that this time, while energies are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, corruptors and their allies may get their way.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

Best of 2019: articles

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles, plus a few of our favourites, from 2019. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in mid-January.

Talking Indonesia: the fight against corruption

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How did Jokowi go from being a strong supporter of the KPK to playing a major role in limiting its independence? Dr Dave McRae chats to KPK Commissioner Dr Laode Muhammad Syarif in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

When is a tadpole like a bat? The riddle of Indonesia’s vanishing political divide

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As former arch-rivals Jokowi and Prabowo team up, Airlangga Pribadi Kusman asks how different their positions were to begin with.

The end of the KPK – at the hands of the ‘good’ president

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President Joko Widodo was supported by many activists because of promises to strengthen the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). But as Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun and Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir write, in the end he played a significant role in contributing to its demise.

Amendments spell disaster for the KPK

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National legislators have finally made good on their threats to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Professor Simon Butt examines the key provisions in the revised KPK Law.

Power for sale: Religious Affairs scandal just scratching the surface

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Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

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