Recurring Political Corruption
The detention of United Development Party (PPP) General Chairman Muhammad Romahurmuziy by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) last Friday was a surprise to no one.
The system of party funding in this nation does not leave many ways of raising money that are free of corruption. Romy, as the politician is usually known, was simply the latest example of political graft in Indonesia.
KPK investigators detained Romy at a hotel in Surabaya as he was receiving a donation from officials from the local office of the ministry of religious affairs. As well as Romy, the KPK also detained the chief of the East Java off...