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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.

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Ex-Health Minister Siti Fadilah Arrested for Graft

Former health minister Siti Fadillah Supari was arrested on October 24, following the national anti-graft agency’s investigation into a case of illegal procurement of...

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Infamous Money Launderer Tubagus Wardana Gets Just One Year in Prison

After a famous money laundering trial, Tubagus Wardana has been found guilty. Many see his one-year sentence as a slap in the face of Indonesia’s taxpayers.

Meet James Ofili

James Ofili*, a textiles trader from Nigeria, discusses corruption, drugs and discrimination. Why do so many Nigerians come to Indonesia? Why not? Nigeria is the most...

Scams in the City: Fashion Police

Indonesian police are seeking to improve their image by wearing navy blue shirts emblazoned with the slogan Turn Back Crime. Criminals are donning the same apparel to...

Education Guide 2017

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