Survey: Police Most Corrupt Institution in Indonesia
Friday, 07 December, 2007 | 14:48 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: According to the latest survey about public perception carried out by Transparency International Indonesia (TII), the police are the most corrupt institution in Indonesia.

In the following positions were judiciary institutions, parliament and political parties.

“The research results show that a vote of no confidence with law upholding institutions, political parties and the House of Representatives (DPR). This is very disappointing,” said TII Chairman, Todung Mulya Lubis, when launching the 2007 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) in his office yesterday (6/12).

The research involved 1,010 respondents in three major cities: Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung.

The corruption index score is 0 to 5, with the higher index score, the higher the corruption rate.

The research results showed that the police gained a 4.2 corruption index score, followed by judiciary institutions and parliament with 4.1 and political parties with 4.0.

The research also revealed that the majority of respondents (59 percent) were certain there would be increased corruption in the next three years.

TII also asked the president to actively monitor the realization of corruption eradication plans and re-intensify the monitoring function in the context of corruption eradication.

Farouq Muhammad, a professor at the Police Science Academy who attended the event, said he considered that TII's research was not very complete.

This was because it did not include the amount and scale of corruption in each institution.

Nevertheless, according to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Chairman, Amien Sunaryadi, the research was quite good.

However, he asked the institution to emphasize the definition of corruption in Indonesia.

The reason for this is that there are various current definitions of corruption.

The most comprehensive definition for the public now, according to Amien, is the losses suffered by a country.
“Bribery isn't included,” he said.

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