Under the Radar
The Home Affairs Ministry's announcement on regional autonomy last August did not exactly inspire optimism. Since more authority was handed over to regional governments in 1999, 361 regional chief executives 343 regents and 18 governors have been involved in corruption cases. That number does not include regional chief executives rounded up by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since December last year.
Most of the regional leaders implicated were involved…
A photograph of Effendy Tios standing next to National Police Deputy Chief Comsr. Gen. Syafruddin hangs on the wall of the office of Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) in Pluit, North Jakarta.