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Democracy and Corruption Contingency


Jakarta, IO – News flash: the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested Supreme Court Justice Sudrajad Dimyati on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022. He has been named a suspect in an alleged bribery case when delivering a verdict in a case before the Supreme Court. 

What a complete assemblage of corruptors Indonesia has, starting from corrupt legislative, executive and law enforcement officials at the “supreme” level. 

It is what it is. Corruption occurs in all groups and forms, and has become a public secret. Arrests made will eventually become a mere confirmation of what is widely assumed. 

In fact, Indonesia is known as a respectable democratic country, at least in terms of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, not to mention freedom on social media. 

Moreover, Indonesia has been globally recognized as the third-largest democracy in the world. 

When delivering a public lecture at the Floating Auditorium at the University of Indonesia’s Library on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, Former Federal President of Germany Christian Wulff acknowledged Indonesia as a great democracy, after the United States and India. 

It is also known as a country of many corruptors. 

The list starts from high-ranking officials in legislative and executive branches, and also in higher education and law enforcement circles: the speaker of the House of Representatives, constitutional judges, a Youth and Sports Minister, the Speaker of the Regional Representative Council, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, a Maritime Affairs Minister, a university chancellor, the recent Supreme Court Justice along with many others. 


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