Indonesian Government Committed to Continue Battling Corruption PDF Print
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday, 10 June 2014, at the State Palace opened the 4th Indonesian Anti-Corruption Forum (IACF), which is held for 3 days (10 June - 12 June 2014) at Double Tree hotel Jakarta. The forum will present seminars and discussion.

On this occasion, representatives from the IACF expressed their appreciation to President Yudhoyono, who is considered to have laid the foundations for important policies to prevent and eradicate corruption, among others: (1) ratification, implementation and country review of the UN Convention on Anti-Corruption, (2) enactment of the Presidential Regulation Number 55 of 2012 on the National Strategy of Prevention and Eradication of Corruption as well as the annual Presidential instruction on the implementation, (3) the Open Government Partnership and (4) bureaucratic reforms that have brought about concrete results for the past 10 years.


The 4th Anti-Corruption Forum is an annual agenda that has been held since 2011 and serves as a strategic cooperation between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Transparency International Indonesia (TII), and the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA). It also receives supports from academicians.


The forum aims to support the Government's efforts to prevent and eradiate corruption and to boost the participation of the citizens in those efforts as mandated by President Yudhoyono, UN Convention on Anti-Corruption (United Nations Convention Against Corruption/UNCAC) 2003 and the Presidential Regulation Number 55 of 2012 and the annual presidential instruction in its implementation.


The forum also serves as a proof of the Indonesian Government's high commitment to battle corruption along with other countries, as evidenced by the ratification of the UNCAC 2003 through the ratification of Law Number 7 of 2006.


Furthermore, in a bid to promote measures to prevent and eradicate in line with UNCAC, the Indonesian Government has also decided on the National Strategy on the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption (Stranas PPK) through the Presidential Regulation Number 55 of 2012 on Long-term Stranas PPK Year 2012 - 2025 and mid-term Year  2012-2014.


In accordance with the Presidential Regulation Number 55 of 2012, the Stranas PPK has been implemented through a number of actions of prevention and eradication of corruption (PPK) by ministries and institutions, and regional governments, and until today, the PPK has reached three stages, namely (1) the 2011 PPK based on the Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2011 (2) the 2012 PPK Action based on the Presidential Instruction Number 17 of 2011 and (3) the 2013 PPK based on the Presidential Instruction Number 1 of 2013.


The implementation of the PPK will be further monitored and evaluated by the Presidential Working Unit for Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4).


It is expected that the forum would result in outputs and the civil society resolution to strengthen efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption in line with the UNCAC, and to accelerate efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption as well as measures to improve Indonesia's corruption perception index.


Through this forum, it is also hoped that all stakeholders would be committed to jointly guiding the implementation of the Stranas PPK.


Representatives from ministries and institutions, Lembaga Masyarakat Madani, experts and academicians, study institutions/center of study for corruption, legal, social political and communication  issues from universities and the civil society, local and international journalists, as well as media research institutions take part in the forum.




Translated by:  

Assistant Deputy Minister for State Documents and Translation

Deputy Minister for Policy Support

Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia
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