Sat, 05 Mar 2005


Antigraft war, not fuel price hike

From Media Indonesia

If the government is serious in its drive to create clean governance, enhance its authority and promote public welfare, a war should be waged on corruption. In this case, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should spearhead the antigraft movement.

The present government should adopt a clear stance, take firm action and have the courage to uproot corruption. Public welfare cannot be achieved through raising fuel prices, which will adversely affect ordinary people.

The antigraft action should be aimed at corrupt government officials and legislators, such as the forestry authorities in Kalimantan, who are reportedly facilitating illegal log exports.

The KPK, the prosecutor's office, the police and other relevant state agencies should join hands in the war against greed and corruption.