Logos on the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in 2019 with KPU (General Elections Commission) logo. Patas.id in Wikimedia Commons

The Jakarta Post-Sept 17

The idea behind the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) decision to issue a regulation banning former graft convicts from running in elections is quite simple: cutting the chain of corruption that continues to shackle the country’s legislative bodies. The arrests of 44 members of the Malang Council are the latest example of rampant corruption in legislative institutions and its deleterious impact on local governance.

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First published in: The Jakarta Post