INDONESIA-BOUNTIES FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS
Rally supporting the KPK: ‘Killing the KPK is like killing the nation” Nov 2009. Wikimedia Commons
The Jakarta Post-Oct 18
Tips from the general public have greatly helped the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) mount sting operations to uncover graft. Providing rewards to whistleblowers backed by laws have worked remarkably well in combating corruption and business fraud in many countries, notably the United States and Britain. Hence, we fully support the recent government regulation that awards a certificate of merit and a maximum Rp 200 million (US$13,135) reward to whistleblowers whose tips help law enforcement agencies uncover and prosecute corruption. The regulation allows potential informants to submit either a written or oral report on possible graft and if their report is deemed valid, the informant will receive legal protection from the government.
First published in: The Jakarta Post