A Step Backward
Revision of the government’s regulation for reporting corruption has many holes. There is no anonymity or guarantee of safety for people making reports.
The government regulation on reporting corruption signed by President Joko Widodo on September 17 is a step backward. Not only has the size of the reward paid been limited, but Government Regulation No. 43/2018 on the Involvement of the Public and the Provision of Rewards for Preventing and Eradicating the Crime of Corruption has many shortcomings.
The regulation replaces a similar ordinance passed in 2000. But under the old rules, a person repor...