Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti, Jakarta – Civil servants and journalists posted at the national police headquarters have been forced to enter via the back of the building. The reason being that the entrance that is usually used for police, staff or journalists entering on foot has been damaged.
Corruption & Abuse of Power
Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti, Jakarta – Rats. Student released the animals – which are often the symbol of corruption – into the Jakarta police headquarters at a demonstration on Monday October 31. Fifteen white rats that had been given this names of corrupt police officers even assailed the offices of national police chief General Sutanto.
Jakarta – A number of non-government organisations (NGOs) are asking police to investigate the relationship between the recent bombing in Poso, Central Sulawesi, and indications of corruption of humanitarian aid for Poso refugees.
Banda Aceh – Entering its third month, indications of corruption in the handling of the disaster in Aceh are starting to be uncovered.
Sunariah, Jakarta – Around 40 members of the People’s Representative Assembly (DPR) for the period 2004-2009 are suspected of being involved in corruption. Most originate from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (15), the Golkar Party (10) and the United Development Party (8).