Category: Corruption

After a difficult year for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), what are the prospects for corruption eradication in 2016? The coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch, Adnan Topan Husodo, writes that although it still has a lot of homework to do, the public should not give up on the KPK just yet.

How badly has the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) been damaged by the recent conflict with the police? How can it best fight graft in the current environment? Dave McRae puts these questions and more to Professor Jimly Asshidiqie, a potential future KPK commissioner, in this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast.

The anti-corruption movement in Indonesia is under attack. As leading organisation Indonesia Corruption Watch marks 17 years of fighting graft, its coordinator, Adnan Topan Husono, looks at the future of the civil society struggle against corruption.

The former Indonesian deputy minister of justice and human rights, Denny Indrayana, writes on what the Constitutional Court got wrong in its recent decisions on regional elections and ex-convicts.

Indonesia has recently seen a run of corruption suspects challenging their investigations in pretrial hearings – and getting off. Former member of the Judicial Mafia Task Force Rifqi Assegaf explains the decisions that have allowed this to occur. Photo by Flickr user Charles Wiriawan.

President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.