What Indonesia Thinks Can be Done about KKN

19 May 2020

Six workshops comprising 661 participants from 32 Provinces were convened by the Partnership in the months of March, April and May 2002 to discuss the problems of corruption as seen by the participants and their suggestions for actions to overcome these problems. The Participants were from many different kinds of stakeholders - the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, the universities (faculty and students), the CSOs (of many different kinds), traditional (adat) organizatios, religious organizations, trade unions and businesses. 

These six workshops produced a very large number of action suggestions. When we remove duplicates and synthesise very similar ideas we arrive at 15 suggestions which the participants believed were feasible. They are:

1. Promote critical debate on curruption and the ability of the citizens to challenge  the corrupt status quo 

2. Provide greater information to the public about corrupt practices and the harmful impact that these have on citizens and on the state

3. Create "watch" organizations to keep monitoring the most corrupt institutions in the state and expose them 

4. Demand involvement in and transparency of the decisions that affect the citizens lives (e.g. APBD, Renstra, Perda, Elections)

5. Expose extortion in the illegal fees for public services

6. Build multi-stakeholder institutions to fight corruption (e.g. including  the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, the Universities (faculty and students), the CSOs (of many different kinds) adat organizations, religious organizations, trade unions and businesses. 

7. Require clearer directives about corruption from Islamic clerics

8. Reform the most blatant government practices (recruitment, promotion, tenders, procurement, projects, government programs)

9. Observe and expose corruption in the Courts 

10. Set up citizen's panels to assess the corruption possibilities in new regulations or legislation

11. Protect those who speak out and expose corrupt practices

12. Teach the younger generation to have better ethical standards than their parents

13. Install a corruption Resource Centre to track corrupt practices and suggest both good and bad practices

14. Employ social sanctions on corruptors 

15. Hold direct elections so that consituents can hold their representatives responsible

The Partnership thanks those who supplied these ideas in the workshops.