Sat, 29 Mar 2003

Public urged to report corruption

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) is attempting to restore its deteriorating image by introducing a special post office box where the public can report corruption committed by party cadres.

The address was launched on Friday less than one month after party official Kwik Kian Gie said PDI Perjuangan was the most corrupt party in Indonesia.

PDI Perjuangan officials said the move was designed to determine if party cadres were involved in the corruption disclosed by Kwik, who is the State Minister of National Development Planning.

"We will know whether there are many party cadres who are involved in corrupt practices," said M. Prakosa, who chairs the party's research and development bureau, at a press briefing here on Friday. Prakosa is the Minister of Forestry.

He suggested that people send information to P.O. Box 9000, JKP 10900 should they know of cadres who abuse their power and commit corruption. -- JP