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akan beriman BERKAH dari ALLAH...

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melimpahkan kepada mereka berkah dari langit dan bumi, tetapi mereka(Ulama2nya) 
mendustakan (ayat-ayat Kami) itu, maka Kami siksa mereka disebabkan 


--- In, "sunny" <am...@...> wrote:
> Indonesia pays a high price for its corrupt heart 
> May 8, 2010 
> Overcoming the culture of graft is a formidable challenge, writes Tom Allard 
> in Jakarta. 
> AS NEWS spread of the shock departure of Indonesia's reform icon and finance 
> minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, this week, one senior markets trader in 
> Jakarta gave an almost despairing view of the country's prospects of 
> overcoming its entrenched culture of corruption.
> ''It's just a massive task,'' he said. ''It like brain surgery. No, it's more 
> difficult. It's like you have to alter Indonesia's DNA.''
> The assessment was a touch uncharitable. In everyday interactions, 
> Indonesians are almost unfailingly honest and gracious. The problem arises 
> when they join the country's institutions that are beset with corruption.
> From the legislature to the judiciary, and the Tax, Customs and Immigration 
> departments - graft and bribes are common.
> Those wanting to work in these places will often have to pay up to get an 
> entry level position and then spend the rest of their careers trying to 
> recoup their investment, sometimes outlaying more sums as they rise up the 
> career ladder.
> The going rate to join the Jakarta police force, for example, can amount to 
> 80-90 million rupiah ($9750 to $11,000), according to Neta Saputra Pane, the 
> head of Indonesia Police Watch, a non-government group that monitors 
> corruption.
> ''An Indonesian is a victim of corruption from the day he's born until the 
> day he dies. When a baby has to be delivered, it is common for Indonesian 
> families to be told there is not a room available, unless they pay. When 
> someone dies, they will be told there is no more vacant land to bury the man. 
> Again, when they pay, suddenly they get a grave for their loved one,'' Pane 
> says.
> Ordinary Indonesians are fed up with corruption, collusion and nepotism. 
> Since the President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, asked citizens to send him 
> text messages outlining instances of graft, he has received more than 3 
> million of them.
> Yudhoyono was re-elected in large part because of his reputation for probity 
> and his vow to attack corruption with vigour.
> But Indrawati's resignation to join the World Bank has highlighted that the 
> battle is far from won. The feisty technocrat has attempted to take on some 
> of the most powerful vested interests in Indonesia, chasing down the tax 
> debts of business tycoons and removing corrupt officials.
> Some of those interests, most notably the business and bureaucratic elites 
> that make up the Golkar Party, are part of Yudhoyono's ruling coalition.
> The backlash has been intense. Indrawati's enemies accused her of illegality 
> and corruption in the bail-out of a small financial institution Bank Century 
> during the 2008 financial crisis . No corruption was proven despite months of 
> investigation.
> Why she chose to leave is unsure. But, as the analyst Kevin O'Rourke says: 
> ''Whether she was pushed or disgusted and walked away probably doesn't 
> matter. It reflects badly on Yudhoyono.''
> Corruption blossomed under Suharto but arguably got worse after he was 
> deposed in 1998 and power was decentralised to the regions, creating new 
> tiers of government.
> Yudhoyono's anti-corruption efforts have followed the established playbook. 
> There is an independent Corruption Eradication Commission, and a group of 
> officials in his office are tasked with cleaning up the ''judicial mafia''.
> Under Indrawati, the government targeted the tax office, increasing salaries 
> and setting up a merit-based promotion and remuneration structure, reasoning 
> that it would promote honesty and the increased revenue could underpin future 
> anti-corruption efforts.
> But an extensive syndicate of corrupt tax officials persists, trading rulings 
> for bribes, often in collusion with law enforcement officials.
> The tax revelations followed the acquittal of a junior officer, Gayus 
> Tambunan, who had $3 million in his bank accounts. The outrage they garnered 
> provided a new opportunity to clean out corruption and led to new laws giving 
> ministers the power to sack civil servants.
> Defeating corruption requires a change in the behavioural equation. That is, 
> the risks of making or taking a bribe must outweigh the benefits.
> The history of anti-corruption efforts shows that there is no proven path to 
> success. But there has been one common characteristic for success: strong and 
> uncompromising leadership.
> Traditional Javanese values, however, put a premium on harmony and 
> non-confrontation, and Yudhoyono is the personal epitome of these ideals.
> In important respects, these values help him govern an ethnically diverse 
> nation. But they don't assist in tackling deep-seated corruption.
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