Fighting corruption is everyone's business

JAKARTA – The country manager for Indonesia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says “civil society and media seem to be edging out the state as leaders in the fight against corruption”.

In Can we stop corruption in Indonesia?, an opinion essay featured in the VOICES section of the ANSA-EAP website, Mr Ajit Joy writes that this is the “positive side” of the growing number of corruption cases in this country.

“Space in the fight against corruption is slowly being seized by people in general,” he says.

“The country seems to be graduating into a mature stage wherein fighting corruption is truly becoming, and as it should be—everyone’s business.”