Amanda Ferdina, Jakarta – Shouting “Long live SBY”, on Wednesday December 30 scores of protesters form the Indonesian People’s Solidarity Coalition (KSRI) demonstrated at the launch of the book Unmasking the Cikeas Octopus: Behind the Bank Century Scandal.
Corruption & Abuse of Power
Amanda Ferdina, Jakarta – Supporters of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) from the Indonesian People’s Solidarity Coalition (KSRI), who were protesting against the launch of the book Unmasking the Cikeas Octopus: Behind the Bank Century Scandal, were challenged to take part in the event.
The House of Representatives – consistently rated as one of the most corrupt institutions in the country – is seeking to strip the Corruption Eradication Commission of its wiretapping powers, which anti-corruption activists say is an essential tool in its fight against corruption.
Protester: Hey Mr, corruption’s taking a holiday today... come on, you wanna join the demos?
Kid: So in the end there were no winners or losers right Dad! So was it for the sake of justice? For stability? For what? For who? Was it for the people? For...?
Man: It was for, for, for the sake of... Kid: ...nothing at all!!
Man: Don’t take too long about it Mr...
Man: Of course a crocodile would win a fight against a gecko.
Kid: Right Dad. Especially if it’s helped by a komodo dragon, a dinosaur, and... Godzilla!
Student: In times such as this Sir, do you really think we still have any champions? Now our corruptors, they have lots!
Man: Wow. There’s another KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission): The Corruptor Defenders Conspiracy!
Irwan Nugroho, Jakarta – The national police headquarters (Mabes Polri) is asking that the judge reject a pre-trail challenge by the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI) against a decision to name non-active Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputies Chandra M Hamzah and Bibit Samad Rianto suspects.