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Singaporeans on Trial over Allegedly Bribing Indonesian Embassy Official

Three Singaporeans appeared in court on Wednesday (Nov 21) over their alleged roles in a bribery case linked to an Indonesian Embassy official, involving more than...

Lippo Group Executive Arrested for Bribery

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has apprehended Billy Sindoro, an executive of diversified conglomerate Lippo Group, after naming him a suspect in a bribery...

President Jokowi Signs Law Rewarding Corruption Informants up to Rp200 Million

The administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a regulation to give informants financial rewards for blowing the whistle on corruption. The new...

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Indonesia Plans to Limit Cash Transactions to Curb Bribery

The Indonesian government has proposed a law to Parliament to limit cash transactions to curb bribery and money laundering in the country, the head of the...

Corruption and Mismanagement in the Times of the VOC

The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) was established in 1602. The company was initially granted a 21-year monopoly to trade in Asia. A...

Missing Lawmaker Shows Up in Hospital Again After Car Accident

Setya Novanto, the missing lawmaker wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has been found on a hospital bed yet again – this time claiming that he had...

Indonesian Cartoonists Show Off Record-Breaking 1,000 Artworks on Corruption

The Indonesian Cartoonists Association (Pakarti) teamed up with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to showcase a record-breaking 1,000 cartoon artworks on...

E-KTP Corruption Case State Losses Expected To Rise

The on-going e-KTP corruption case has seen state losses reach Rp 2.3 trillion (US$172 million) in June, but officials predict that number is likely to increase as...

A Brief History On Threats To The Corruption Eradication Commission

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) remains one of the most supported and trusted public institutions in Indonesia, but not everyone is a fan. Long-running...

Stories of Property and Corruption in Indonesia

Property is a unique game in Indonesia, one with many stakeholders and nuances. Because of this, it has been a breeding ground for bribery and corruption.   It is no...

E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-time Corruption

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He...

Why Investor Confidence is Low in Indonesia’s Mining Industry

It’s no secret that Indonesia is a major player in the global mining industry. A country rich in natural resources, it has abundances of copper, gold, tin and nickel...

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President Jokowi Responds to Sylviana’s Graft Defense

President Jokowi responds to implications of involvement in the Jakarta Scout Movement graft case.

Central Java Police Dept Offers Reward for Reporting Dirty Cops

The Central Java Police department is offering a Rp.5 million (US$380) reward for anyone who reports illegal activities involving dirty cops in the province.