Corruption costs Indonesia $290m this year

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rupiah corruptionIndonesia has lost 3.3 trillion rupiah, or $289.88 million, due to corrupt practices in the first seven months of 2013, the Anti-Corruption Study Center (PUKAT) at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta revealed on September 9.

Based on PUKAT research, there were 42 corruption verdicts from January to July with 18 defendants receiving under-three-year prison terms, while only five defendants were sentenced to more than 10 years.

The study found that nine defendants were sentenced to between three years and five years’ in prison while another 10 defendants received between five years and 10 years behind bars.

PUKAT researcher Fariz Fachryan said the study was done based on corruption news in both the national and local media. In the seven-month period, there were 88 corruption cases involving 143 defendants.

“The most corrupt actors were regional administration officials with 39 defendants, followed by the private sector with 36 defendants and central government officials at 16,” he said.

Corrupt sectors have increased from the eight recorded from July to December 2012 to 17. The most corrupt sector was sports, education and religious with 17 cases; procurement of goods and services with 12 cases; while there were 10 cases in state and regional income sectors as well as agriculture, plantation, fishery and forestry sectors.

Fariz said there were five modes of corruption: causing losses to state finance or power abuse, bribery, embezzlement, gratification and extortion. Causing losses to state finance or power abuse was the most used mode with 70 cases, followed by bribery in a distant second with 12 cases.

Another PUKAT researcher, Hifdzil Alim, said there were three strategic corruption cases: The Hambalang sports center in West Java; cases at the Supreme Court, such as the arrest of lawyer Mario C. Bernado and the acquittal of the former president director of PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia, Sudjiono Timan; and former Bantul regent Idham Samawi, who has been named a suspect in a case involving a grant for the Bantul branch of the Indonesian Sports Committee .

“These cases are strategic because the state losses were above 1 billion rupiah, conducted by state officials and consumed the public interests,” Hifdzil said.



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Indonesia has lost 3.3 trillion rupiah, or $289.88 million, due to corrupt practices in the first seven months of 2013, the Anti-Corruption Study Center (PUKAT) at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta revealed on September 9. Based on PUKAT research, there were 42 corruption verdicts from January to July with 18 defendants receiving under-three-year prison terms, while only five defendants were sentenced to more than 10 years. The study found that nine defendants were sentenced to between three years and five years’ in prison while another 10 defendants received between five years and 10 years behind bars. PUKAT researcher Fariz Fachryan...

rupiah corruptionIndonesia has lost 3.3 trillion rupiah, or $289.88 million, due to corrupt practices in the first seven months of 2013, the Anti-Corruption Study Center (PUKAT) at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta revealed on September 9.

Based on PUKAT research, there were 42 corruption verdicts from January to July with 18 defendants receiving under-three-year prison terms, while only five defendants were sentenced to more than 10 years.

The study found that nine defendants were sentenced to between three years and five years’ in prison while another 10 defendants received between five years and 10 years behind bars.

PUKAT researcher Fariz Fachryan said the study was done based on corruption news in both the national and local media. In the seven-month period, there were 88 corruption cases involving 143 defendants.

“The most corrupt actors were regional administration officials with 39 defendants, followed by the private sector with 36 defendants and central government officials at 16,” he said.

Corrupt sectors have increased from the eight recorded from July to December 2012 to 17. The most corrupt sector was sports, education and religious with 17 cases; procurement of goods and services with 12 cases; while there were 10 cases in state and regional income sectors as well as agriculture, plantation, fishery and forestry sectors.

Fariz said there were five modes of corruption: causing losses to state finance or power abuse, bribery, embezzlement, gratification and extortion. Causing losses to state finance or power abuse was the most used mode with 70 cases, followed by bribery in a distant second with 12 cases.

Another PUKAT researcher, Hifdzil Alim, said there were three strategic corruption cases: The Hambalang sports center in West Java; cases at the Supreme Court, such as the arrest of lawyer Mario C. Bernado and the acquittal of the former president director of PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia, Sudjiono Timan; and former Bantul regent Idham Samawi, who has been named a suspect in a case involving a grant for the Bantul branch of the Indonesian Sports Committee .

“These cases are strategic because the state losses were above 1 billion rupiah, conducted by state officials and consumed the public interests,” Hifdzil said.



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