The British Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Rob Fenn praised efforts of Indonesia to eradicate corruption in the region. At a joint-media conference outside the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta Monday, Rob Fenn announced that the United Kingdom was eager to provide logistical and technological assistance to further enhance the corruption watchdog. This would involve some knowledge sharing, such as providing the organization with the latest forensic accounting skills.
“I think it is the brand of Indonesia as a country which is serious about fighting corruption. This kind of reputation is not gotten easily. The KPK has been a really energetic champion of things like beneficial ownership and also anti-corruption law more broadly. We look to Indonesia with admiration, a country that has tackled this issue face-to-face, increasingly Indonesia can be seen as a flag-bearer for the anti-corruption agenda both in this region and globally in the UN," said Rob Fenn.
On the same occasion, Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK, Laode M Syarif discussed how the KPK was “the most aggressive anti-corruption network in the world,” adding the agency was eager to provide assistance to agencies in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, such as the fact-finding delegations from Afghanistan and Ethiopia arriving in coming months. Laode M Syarif also said that he was hopeful the assistance from the UK would not only build the capacity of the KPK, but could bolster corruption-busting efforts in other ASEAN countries. (VOI/Stephen/AHM)