Getting Rid of Money Politics
Many politicians are still handing out money in the run-up to polling day. This damages democracy and fosters corruption.
The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) must work together to prevent the various forms of money politics by legislative candidates in the run-up to polling day. Handing out envelopes stuffed with cash and distributing rice, cooking oil, sugar and coffee, to influence people’s choices is not only a breach of the election rules, but also sows dangerous seeds of corruption