Corruption/ Illegal Levies in 4 Sectors Drops Significantly
The National Corruption Survey in 2018 recorded that there are 4 (four) sectors in which its corruption or illegal levies dropped significantly, some of which have decreased to more than 50 percent.
Deputy II of Presidential Chief of Staff Yanuar Nugroho asserted that the four sectors are: 1. Health; 2. Public Administration; 3. Education; and 4. Police Services.
In health sector, the number of complaints on payment outside official fees decreased from 14 percent in 2016 to 5 percent in 2018. Public administration sector also recorded a high decrease, from 30 percent to 17 percent. In education sector, the number decreased from 18 percent to 8 percent, while in police services the number dropped significantly from 60 percent to 34 percent in two years, Yanuar said in a discussion adopting a theme Corruption-Free Public Services, at Bina Graha Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/1).
The Deputy went on to say that he had met a victim of Lombok quake who was taken to a quack because the family is concerned about the hospital fee.
I took the person (to the hospital) along with the family. After receiving treatment, the hospital charged Rp0 since they have shown the Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Yanuar said.
Presidential Special Staff Johan Budi S.P who also attended the discussion said that there is no question that President Jokowi Widodo is committed in realizing a sense of justice in the community. The same thing also applied for corruption cases.
We can see the Presidents stance when there was attempt to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) authority. President has showed his firm action and commitment, Johan added.
In a bid to intensify efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption, the Government has issued Presidential Regulation Number 54 of 2018 on Corruption Prevention where five high-ranking government officials and ministries signed a Joint Decree which stipulated that 11 corruption prevention actions are aimed at improving the quality of public services.
The discussion adopting a theme Corruption-Free Public Services also featured former KPK Chief Antasari Azhar and Coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch Adnan Topan Husodo as speakers. (KSP PR Division/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Yuyu Mulyani