Indonesia’s KPK’s anti-corruption future is grim

• Editorial

Indonesia’s KPK’s anti-corruption future is grim

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is an anomaly in Indonesia’s corrupt institutional environment. As the KPK Law 30/2002 produced one of the world’s most effective anti-corruption agencies, critics and state powerholders had duplicitously argued for the KPK to be reinvented to function as a government-friendly ‘watchdog’ focusing on corruption prevention. In late 2019 these arguments […]

New Hope For Japan With Jakarta-Surabaya Railway

New Hope For Japan With Jakarta-Surabaya Railway

After seeing its proposal for an earlier railway project shunted into a siding after requesting a sovereign guarantee, Japan has been invited to submit a proposal for a new medium-speed, double-track railway line linking Indonesia’s two largest cities, Jakarta and Surabaya. The proposed Jakarta-Surabaya railway project is expected to cut travelling time from the current 11-hours […]