Yogyakarta, March 4th, 2022
The Master of Science and Doctoral Program (MD) FEB UGM has successfully held an anti-corruption public lecture with the topic “We are All Victims of Corruption” to enrich students about the dangers of corruption and the benefits of implementing anti-corruption culture. The speaker in the public lecture was Mr. Rimawan Pradiptyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. The event was held virtually through a Zoom Meeting with a total of 79 participants consisting of Master of Science and Doctoral Program students of FEB UGM.
At the event which lasted approximately two hours, Mr. Rimawan explained about corruption from an economic point of view, how to calculate the social costs of corruption, and what is really needed going forward to eradicate corruption towards an anti-corruption system. Various cases of corruption that occur today have become a system and have a very complex impact on the economy and finance of the state.
The number of corruption cases that have a very wide impact in various sectors is an important fact that must be noted. It is hoped that the future generations of the nation will be able to realize this, thus supporting the implementation of the anti-corruption culture that has become a necessity today. Building an anti-corruption system with integrity in all sectors is the point.
Currently, Indonesia’s economic system is still an extractive economy, so it is lagging. The existence of institutional dualism is also an obstacle in the government system. Laws in Indonesia have not yet been updated, which he calls half-hearted reform. Here’s what’s interesting. This can be clearly seen from the change in policy direction and the declining existence of several institutions from the end of 2019 until now, including the KPK, GNP SDA, Task Force 115. All of these indicate that there is uncertainty, so the system change that is a distinctive, clear direction, and following developments are needed.
The number of corruption cases with its very broad impact in various sectors is an important fact that must be noted. Hoped that the next generation of the nation will be able to realize the fact, so they can support the implementation of an anti-corruption culture that has become a necessity today. Building an anti-corruption system with integrity in all sectors is the point. The participants strongly agreed on this and were very enthusiastic in the discussion. The activity ended with a group photo session. (Y)