Pawning self-respect

Kompas – September 27, 2014
Pawning self-respect

Kid: Where’s your ethics and self-respect?

Sign reads: Overcoming problems without problems – slogan of the state-owned pawnshop company Perum Pegadaian

Newly elected regional legislative council members are using their letters of appointment (SK) as collateral to secure loans to recoup their election campaign costs, a significant portion of which is money used to pay for the required nomination by a political party and the distribution of cash and ‘gifts’ to voters.