Majority of respondents believe corruption eradication worse under Jokowi: Survey

Source – January 9, 2022
Indonesian Political Indicator Executive Director Burhanudin Muhtadi – Undated (Antara)

Jakarta – Corruption eradication during the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has worsened. This was the finding of a survey by Indonesian Political Indicator (IPI) which was released on Sunday January 9.

"Overall, if we check that's their view, on the state of corruption eradication under the current administration, most say its' bad or very bad. So the trend is negative, not positive", said IPI Executive Director Burhanudin Muhtadi during a virtual press conference on Sunday.

According to the survey as many as 32.1 percent of respondents believe that the corruption eradication has been bad during the era of the Widodo administration. As many as 4.8 even say it has been very bad.

As many as 25.7 percent believe that corruption eradication is good at the moment, while only 3.6 percent of respondents believe the situation is very good.

Meanwhile 27.7 percent of respondents say that the state of corruption eradication is mediocre and 6.2 percent of respondents did not answer.

The survey also asked the public about their views on the 2019 revisions to the Corruption Eradication Commission Law (UU KPK). The result was that as many as 31.9 respondents believe that the revisions have weakened the KPK.

Meanwhile 28.5 percent believe the revisions have strengthened the KPK and 39.6 percent answered that they did not know.

Although of late there has been a great deal of criticism of the KPK, according to the survey 80.2 percent of respondents believe that the KPK should still exist and not be disbanded.

"Only 9.3 percent of the public who consider that if the law enforcement institutions of the police, Attorney General's Office and the courts were optimal then the KPK could be disbanded", said Muhtadi.

The survey was conducted on December 6-11, 2021 and involved 2,020 respondents spread across 34 provinces in Indonesia using face-to-face interviews with a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Survei: Mayoritas Responden Nilai Pemberantasan Korupsi di Era Jokowi Buruk".]