Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Anti-Corruption Day

Ten years ago the United Nations Organization has declared this day i.e. 9 December as the World's Anti-Corruption Day.

In Indonesia, the celebration was conducted by several anti-corruption organizations in many cities, most of which were done peacefully except for the incidents between demonstrators and the Police in Makasar, South Sulawesi and Bima, Nusatenggara Barat.
Therefore, the situation is very different from what has been feared by President Soesilo Bambang Yudoyono.
Most of the demonstrations have similar demands i.e. transparent investigation of the mysterious flow of state money amounting to 6,7 Trilllion Rupiah to Bank Century, and stop criminalization of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

In Jakarta, almost twenty thousand people participated in the demonstrations that started early in the morning until afternoon centered at the National Monument (Monas) Park, as well as other places like the Hotel Indonesia (HI) Roundabout, the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) building, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building.

For details, please click here, here, here, here and here.

I hope that today's quite peaceful celebration of anti-corruption day would assure the government people are sick and tired of corruption in Indonesia therefore efforts to fight corruption should be improved.

4 comments:

colson said...

Once more Indonesia's civil populartion showed it's political maturity and it's active interest and participation in a decent civil society. It seems to be way ahead of the some dinosaurs among the the ruling elite.

It's worth a big compliment.

(One naughty thought did pass my mindhowever: how many of the demonstrators have been or are themselves involved in acts of corruption?)

H. Nizam said...

Colson,

You are very right, as usual

Saung Web said...

Hopefully the government's commitment to eradicate corruption is a reality

H. Nizam said...

Saung Web,

Yes, let us hope so.