Thu, 04 Aug 1994

On corruption

Sorry for the delay in responding to Mr. Adi Soebjanto's letter (The Jakarta Post, June 21, 1994). The delay is due to my late return from a trip to Germany, my home country.

Even though in principle I agree with the contents of his letter concerning comparisons of corruption in Indonesia and Germany, I fully disagree with his statement "The situation is almost the same as that of the Hitler era."

This is absolutely not true, although the problem Mr. Soebjanto is describing about foreigners in Germany does exist. The problem is being created by a small group of irritated people, who have no saying in our country at all.

With the rest of Mr. Soebjanto's letter I absolutely agree.