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FIGHT FOR CORRUPTION VS. FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION 

Majid Wajdi

center study of corruption, read here 

An outstanding poet of Indonesian, Taufiq Ismail, wrote: ‘di China, koruptor dihukum potong leher; di Arab Saudi, koruptor dihukum potong tangan; di Indonesia koruptor dihukum potong tahanan’. In the Republic of Chinese, a corruptor is sentenced by cutting his head; In Saudi, a corruptor is sentenced by cutting his hands; in Indonesia, a corruptor is sentenced by shortening his time in jail.

How many times in an hour do we listen to and watch the news on television, news about corruption?  News about corruption in our country, Indonesia, has become the main menu in our daily life after Suharto’s fall. It does not mean that under Suharto’s regime, there is not any corruption at all. At that time, news on corruption is not allowed to become news. It was much different from what we have today. Reporting that there was a corruption activity happened in a certain place in the country of Indonesia would become bad news especially for the reporter as well the mass media in which the reporter worked. We often heard a journalist was killed after writing a report on corruption in the certain department.

As it was stated by Indonesian poet, Taufiq Ismail, Indonesia in a piece country for corruptors. 

FIGHT FOR CORRUPTION VS. FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

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