Category Archives: corruption

Salvation for Sri Mulyani, purgatory for the rest of us?

Sri Mulyani, it would seem from the excerpts below from her farewell speech dressed up as a public lecture yesterday , has saved herself from the forces of corruption. Rather than be tortured daily by the Ical Inquisition and be … Continue reading

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Susno: comeback king or a wounded bull in a china shop?

I’ve said my piece in the Jakarta Globe article below. What do you think? Susno Duadji. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal) NGO Testing Susno’s Food for Poison Susno Duadji says he has taken steps to ensure his safety after making corruption allegations against … Continue reading

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Why we all should support Susno for KPK chief

It is, of course, complete nonsense that disgraced-police-top-brass-turned -whistle-blower Susno Duadji should even be considered as a candidate to lead the Corruption Eradication Commission. The preposterous suggestion comes from Golkar, a party with a huge axe to grind, especially after … Continue reading

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A tale of the most corrupt told in two news stories

Two stories in the front pages of most Indonesian newspapers today tell a very interesting story about Indonesia and corruption. The first is a report by the Hong Kong-based Political & Economic Risk Consultancy and tells us how corrupt Indonesia … Continue reading

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Zero Rupiah note for the oknum in Indonesia?

Came across an interesting story in The Economist about how an NGO called 5th Pillar is distributing Zero Rupee cupons in India as part of the fight against corruption and bribery. It is of no commercial value but comes in … Continue reading

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Ayin and Aling and the ding-a-ling Justice Minister

This is hilarious. When the Task Force on the Eradication of the Legal Mafia paid a surprise visit to the prison in Pondok Bambu, East Jakarta, yesterday, what did they find? Must have been a rather red-faced Artalyta Suryani, convicted of … Continue reading

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Remembered with fondness and respect: Hoegeng

This is the second time in two weeks that Unspun’s heard of the legendary Hoegeng, the chief of police who was so much of a straight shooter that he was removed from office by Suharto. The first time Unspun heard of … Continue reading

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