Corruption Eradication Commission - updates

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Why an environmentalist chose to join gov’t to fight corruption

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Here s what professor turned commissioner Laode M Syarif plans to achieve during his time at the Corruption Eradication Commission

Indonesia's 'high corruption risk' may encourage terrorist activity

Jan 22, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Indonesia has risen in rank in Transparency International s government defense anti corruption index report but high corruption remains in the country which may lead to increased recruitment for terrorists

ANTI-CORRUPTION. The anti-corruption commission asks for more power to investigate the military. File photo by Rappler

Jokowi’s feud with Megawati colors Indonesian politics

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Corruption Eradication Commission is caught in the middle of it

PATRONS. File photo showing President Joko Widodo (right) with the heads of two major political parties supporting him, PDI-P's Megawati Sukarnoputri (middle) and Nasdem's Surya Paloh (left). Photo by EPA

Will Indonesia’s anti-graft agency ever get its mojo back?

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:45 AM

With renewed efforts to revise the KPK law and no strong applicants to lead the once powerful agency anti corruption activists are increasingly pessimistic

WHO WILL? Activists protesting the 'criminalization' of the Corruption Eradication Commission in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

Indonesia’s embattled graft-busters seek military help

May 08, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Indonesia s famed anti corruption agency battling police reaches out to armed forces

Police officers guarding the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building atthe height of the conflict with the National Police  in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

Asian African Conference: In search of Indonesian nationalism

Apr 23, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Indonesia is coming into the world spotlight perhaps more than ever before But is it ready?

OPENING. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) hits the gong accompanied by Myanmar President Thein Sein (2-L) and Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi (L) during the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Investors worry: What's happening to Jokowi's anti-graft drive?

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:08 AM

An instant poll business of executives at a conference finds most believe Indonesia s top challenge is corruption

WHERE IS MY PRESIDENT? An activist holding up a placard asking why the president hasn't intervened in the perceived police criminalization of the Corruption Eradication Commission. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Can Indonesia save the last reformasi remnants?

Feb 27, 2015 - 12:02 PM

The greatest gifts born out of the 1998 fall of Suharto — an independent presidency and a Corruption Eradication Commission – are in danger

Acting Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Taufiequrrahman Ruki (left) with President Joko Widodo during the former's swearing in on February 20, 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Feb. 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015 - 3:31 PM

New KPK leader seen to be going soft on corruption Ahok’s 100th day as Jakarta governor fishermen protest ban on trawling and more

Jokowi's supporters are starting to doubt the 'Indonesian Obama'

Feb 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

After a narrow victory that brought someone from outside the country’s old guard into office some of Jokowi s supporters are starting to become disillusioned with their champion

HISTORIC INAUGURATION. President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla on a horse-drawn carriages during their inauguration parade. Photo by EPA

KPK vs Police: A proxy conflict?

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Despite not having the numbers in the House of representatives President Joko Widodo has been able to score victories But as the national police and corruption commission battle shows that could soon change writes Jacqueline Hicks

SAVE KPK. Activists protesting the police's perceived criminalization of KPK. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Finally, Jokowi dumps controversial police chief nominee

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Jokowi defies his own political party and immediately cheers the Indonesian public that was already beginning to lose patience

DECISION MADE. President Joko Widodo (center) with Vice President Jusuf Kalla (right) and State Secretary Pratniko (left) at the Bogor Palace. Photo from AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Feb. 16, 2015

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Jakarta court rules in favor of police chief nominee Indonesia shows no sign of budging on death penalty Jokowi wants to stop sending Indonesian maids abroad and more

NEXT POLICE CHIEF? Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan scored against KPK on Monday, February 16. Photo by Subekti/Tempo

Indonesia's political elites drive anti-graft agency into jeopardy

Feb 16, 2015 - 1:47 PM

Behind the weakening of KPK is a story of politics rivalries and brinkmanship at the cost of progress in the country’s fight against corruption writes Natalia Soebagjo

ANTI-CORRUPTION. Civil society leaders and activists show support for leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)  on January 23, 2015. Photo by Rappler

Crocodiles, cronies and cars in Indonesia

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:56 PM

As Joko Widodo faces off against corruption scandals cronies and rent seekers his presidency of promised reform is already at risk of descending into farce writes Hamish McDonald

PATRONS. File photo showing President Joko Widodo (right) with the heads of two major political parties supporting him, PDI-P's Megawati Sukarnoputri (middle) and Nasdem's Surya Paloh (left). Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 19, 2015

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Indonesia remains firm on death penalty despite international fury KPK begins interviewing witnesses against police chief nominee Jokowi inaugurates new presidential advisory board and more

EXECUTED. An Indonesian police car leads ambulances carrying five bodies of prisoners out of Wijayapura port as they arrived from Nusakambangan Island prison complex, after their execution under the death row for drug trafficking, in Cilacap, Central Java, on January 18, 2015. Photo by Bayu Nur/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The new head of graft ridden oil and gas regulator SKKMigas Indonesia s ranking in the Global Terrorism Index the new Jakarta governor s priorities and more

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Anti graft agency clears Jokowi of graft an Indonesian suicide bomber dies in Iraq an interactive Jakarta park and more

OPPOSITION. Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie (R) seen here with losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (C) and running mate Hatta Radjasa (C-L) during the presidential campaign in June 2014. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesia's energy minister resigns in graft scandal

Sep 05, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Chairul Tanjung said the president will likely appoint an interim officer to take over Jero Wacik’s duties

GRAFT SUSPECT. Energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik (C) mobbed by journalists after being questioned by the Corruption Eradication commission (KPK) in Jakarta on December 2, 2013. File photo by AFP

Jero Wacik resmi mundur sebagai menteri ESDM

Sep 05, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Jero Wacik resmi mengundurkan diri sebagai menteri energi dan sumber daya mineral setelah KPK menetapkannya sebagai tersangka kasus korupsi

GRAFT SUSPECT. Energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik (C) mobbed by journalists after being questioned by the Corruption Eradication commission (KPK) in Jakarta on December 2, 2013. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 5, 2014

Sep 05, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Suspicious transactions in the energy minister s bank accounts a petition to annul a religion clause in Indonesia s marriage law a new train ticketing app and more

MARRIAGE ISSUES. A couple prays during their Muslim wedding ceremony at a mosque in Jakarta on December 12, 2012. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 4, 2014

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Indonesia s energy minister named graft suspect Indonesia s ranking improvement in WEF s 2014 Global Competitiveness Report hefty new fines for illegal parkers in Jakarta and more

This picture taken in Jakarta on July 3, 2014 shows vehicles on a road in Jakarta. The winner of this week's Indonesian presidential election faces serious challenges to keep Southeast Asia's top economy on track, from cutting fuel subsidies and fighting corruption to revamping creaking infrastructure and boosting spending on the poor. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

KPK tetapkan Jero Wacik jadi tersangka

Sep 03, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Menurut KPK Jero memerintahkan anak buahnya di kementerian mencari dana operasional baginya

GRAFT SUSPECT. Energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik (C) mobbed by journalists after being questioned by the Corruption Eradication commission (KPK) in Jakarta on December 2, 2013. File photo by AFP

Indonesia's energy minister named graft suspect

Sep 03, 2014 - 3:17 PM

UPDATE Energy Minister Jero Wacik – the third cabinet member to be named a graft suspect – is expected to tender his resignation immediately

GRAFT SUSPECT. Energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik (C) mobbed by journalists after being questioned by the Corruption Eradication commission (KPK) in Jakarta on December 2, 2013. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 3, 2014

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:45 AM

KPK s plans to name a cabinet minister suspect losing vice presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa s meeting with Jokowi an almost naked pervert on display at a Jakarta bus shelter and more

WHAT'S NEXT? Losing vice presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa has met with President-elect Joko Widodo, but no coalition talks have been finalized. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 2, 2014

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Updates on the jailed Yogyakarta student life after the presidency for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the verdict on the Banten governor s graft case and more

OUTGOING PRESIDENT. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono salutes during a ceremony for the 69th Indonesian Independence day on August 17, 2014. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Aug. 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:32 AM

Indonesian terrorist denounces ISIS Yudhoyono and Jokowi meet for transition talks a boat explosion in Jakarta s Pulau Seribu and more

TRANSITION TALKS. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (L) talks with President-elect Joko Widodo (R) in Bali on Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Like Indonesia, can PH make corrupt rot in jail?

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Will the Philippines seize the corruption scandals as an opportunity to create a powerful anti corruption commission like Indonesia s multi awarded KPK?

POWERFUL AGENCY. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission Vice Chairman Bambang Widjojanto says the agency's wiretapping powers allows it to catch and prosecute high-ranking corrupt officials.

Indonesians hail historic life sentence for corrupt judge

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Former Constitutional Court chief Akil Mochtar was caught red handed in October as he was about to accept around 250 000 in bribes

MOCHTAR. Former Indonesia's constitutional court chief Akil Mochtar (C) talks to journalists shortly after his verdict at the Jakarta's anti-corruption court in Indonesia, June 30, 2014. Photo by EPA

Indonesia ex-top judge faces life sentence over graft

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:27 PM

The former head of Indonesia s Constitutional Court allegedly accepted more than US 4 8 million in bribes in relation to 15 disputed regional elections

OFF TO PRISON. Security officers from Indonesia’s powerful Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) escort former Constitutional Court Chief Akil Mochtar into a detention room in Jakarta, Indonesia, in this October 2013 file photo. Mochtar is facing life imprisonment. Photo by EPA

Top Indonesian judge arrested in corruption scandal

Oct 03, 2013 - 12:43 PM

It is just the latest high profile corruption case in Indonesia one of the most graft ridden countries in the world

Speedy justice? Yes, in Indonesia

Sep 28, 2013 - 1:21 PM

If we could transplant the KPK here we will see a happy ending to our mega corruption woes

Indonesia jails top traffic cop in $18M graft scandal

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:07 PM

A five judge panel unanimously found Indonesia s former traffic police chief Djoko Susilo guilty of corruption and money laundering

GUILTY. In this file photo, the former chief of the Indonesian police traffic division Djoko Susilo (C) arrives at the anti-graft court in Jakarta on April 23, 2013 to face trial for corruption charges. AFP / Bay Ismoyo

3 pioneers, 2 groups receive Asia's 'Nobel Prize'

Aug 31, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Regarded as the Nobel Prize of Asia the Ramon Magsaysay Awards are given to 3 individuals and 2 groups for 2013

Drawing inspiration from the 2013 RM Awardees

Aug 29, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Rappler interviewed the 2013 RM Awardees to learn about what motivates them to serve their respective communities

Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay award

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:35 PM

Both Afghanistan s Habiba Sarabi and Myanmar s Lahpai Seng Raw did not allow their minority origins to stop them from empowering other people