Current affairs

Indonesia undergoing fraudulent cleansing

2017/10/21

不正浄化が進むインドネシア

Indonesia Pushes to End Corruption

As the fourth suspect in the Kolupsi (corruption) jail for alleged embezzlement of Rp 2.3 triliun (Rp 2.3 trillion = 20 billion) out of the e-KTP (Kartu Tanda Penduduk Residents Registration Card) electronic budget of Rp 5.9 trilium that began in 2011, Setia Nofant, current Golkar Party (Ketua Umum Partai Golkar) chairman who was the National Assembly (Ketua Dewan Perwakilian Rakyat) chairman from 2009 to 2014, is under investigation for his personal assets by the Corruption Eradication Commission KPK (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi).

In April this year, a KPK agent in charge of one of the biggest corruption cases in Indonesia's history was blinded by an acid attack, and in August this year, the president of Biomol, a company that manufactures fingerprint identification devices used for identification of e-KTP registration, died suspiciously in the U.S. However, I suspect that the fact that the corner of my wife's KTP has started to tear within a year is due to the loss of 20 billion yen worth of paper quality.

During the Suharto regime until 1998, it was unlikely that anyone in power would be caught for corruption, and the abbreviation KKN (Korupsi Corruption, Kolusi Collusion, Nepotisme Nepotism) has been heard less and less in recent years, partly because of the anti-corruption movement.

The anti-corruption drive in Indonesia has spread to the public level, as one of the masseuse's familiar faces lamented, "The government employees who used to be our top customers are no longer able to do Kolupsi and have no money to spare.

Substitute brokers for obtaining ordinary motor vehicle licenses (SIM A) have fallen sharply

To get a SIM (Surat Izin Mengemudi) driver's license in Indonesia, there is a departmental test in Phase III and a practical test in Phase IV, as shown in the flow below.

Because of this, busy Jakarta people do not have time to study for the exam in their spare time or go to SAMSAT (Sistem Administrasi Manunggal Satu Atap, a place that issues driver's license SIM and vehicle certificate STNK) in Daan Mogot in West Jakarta many times.

SIM

Certificate of passing the academic and practical exams

Last month, I made a painful mistake of losing my driver's license for the first time in my life, so I needed to get a new license instead of renewing it.

I thought that brokers had been completely exterminated, but the truth is that touts are not allowed in front of SAMSAT, in the parking lot, or in any place where people can see them.

There was also a notice in front of the SAMSAT reception desk that said, "Do your own processing rather than using Calo.

I was a little annoyed that the traffic police officers were so friendly and took care to communicate with me in Japanese, such as "Shimon" or "Juusho" when they knew I was Japanese, but I felt strongly that the whole of Indonesia was trying to be reborn as a clean country, because the atmosphere of SAMSAT had become a little brighter, overshadowing the "hesitation" that existed before, perhaps because the broker was no longer there.