President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appreciated the high Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in Indonesia with a score of 37. After opening the World Anti-Corruption Day commemoration on Tuesday in Jakarta, the President said that the data will become the basis of Indonesia's achievements in efforts to deal with corruption in the country. Therefore, according to him, there should be no one saying that corruption violations in Indonesia are at an alarming stage. This is due to the high number of Corruption Perception Indexes which show a significant increase since 1998.
"Since 1998 to 2018 I feel it has been significantly increasing. From the worst of all ASEAN countries, now Indonesia is now rising to the Corruption Perception Index to number 37. We should be grateful. Do not let anyone say that we are at the stage 4 level in corruption. No. We hope that the increase like that should be very good. Indeed, we need to improve a lot and fix it. But that there is such an increase, we cannot close our eyes. As the Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission said, our leap in the Corruption Perception Index is the highest in the world," said Jokowi.
Previously, the Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission Agus Rahardjo reported that the Corruption Perception Index in Indonesia had reached a score of 37. Even though the figure was stagnant over the past two years, Indonesia was still better compared to other countries in the region. When compared with the same index in 1998, Agus said that Indonesia was a country that had the highest CPI increase in the world with a value of 17. This figure was far above Vietnam, Argentina, Nigeria, China and the Philippines. (VOI/Ndy/AHM)