Former Regent of Buleleng Submitted to Court Corruption

SINGARAJA Former Regent of Buleleng, Putu Bagiada who became a suspect in the alleged corruption charges (PBB) amount to R1,6 billion, was submitted by the State Attorney Singaraja to the Court of Corruption (Corruption) Denpasar. “The establishment of detention for the suspect is still pending, while prison cells are fully occupied at Class II-B Singaraja,” […]

Fake Inmate Exposes Nation’s Prison Corruption

JAKARTA When Kasiem, a 55-year-old woman, was condemned to seven months in prison she decided she would prefer not to serve the sentence. So she hired someone else to go to jail on her behalf. Kasiem was convicted of selling government-subsidised fertiliser, a crime in Indonesia, but during her transfer to prison swapped places with […]

Winasa Now Faces Threat of Arrest

DENPASAR Police investigating Jembrana Regent Gede Winasa over corruption allegations have sent a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono seeking permission to detain him, a requirement under the leadership code. Winasa is now also under investigation over a separate allegation of money laundering. Bali Police anti-corruption chief Komang Suwirya, who announced that the letter had […]

Cancer of Corruption Eating into Indonesia’s Rise Says IMF

JAKARTA The International Monetary Fund has warned that Indonesia must make fighting corruption a priority if it wants to build on its progress as one of the world’s best-performing economies. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy expanded 4.5 percent in 2009, the third fastest in the Group of 20, and is poised for accelerated growth in the […]

Village Funds Defaulter Jailed for a Year

SINGARAJA A court this week sentenced an official responsible for handing out village social assistance payments to a year in jail and ordered he repay a total of Rp129.739 million (US$14,500). Ketut Suparma, of Tirtasari, was also ordered to repay Rp50 million ($5,600) and fined Rp79.74 million ($8,900) after a three-judge panel found him guilty […]