A release from Transparency International which i read on Tempointeraktif this morning stated that 3 of 10 Indonesia commit bribery related on obtaining service from public institution. That figure is higher than global average number. What a saddening fact.
Together with other countries such as Cameroon, Senegal, Cambodia, Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia, Indonesia shares position in the stage of the highest bribery case in the world. The bribery case is mostly practiced in institution such as police office, judicial office, and other institutions which are directly connected with permission.
To be honest, I ever involved in bribery when I was pulled over by the police. The bribery itself is the classic problem in developing countries such as Indonesia. The weak and corruptive system like what have been existing in Indonesia for a long time, has caused this problem growing like a mushrooms. Even worse, the appparatus who should eradicate this corruptive actions doesn’t keep a distance from the vicious circle. Thus, the such mentality grow its root even deeper in Indonesia.
I am sure that many times we try to be an idealist who want to follow all procedures. However, it also often happens the system and people in that system don’t allow us to act in line with the rule. Seeing that fact, I imagine when Indonesia can be in the top ten cleanest countries with Japan, South Korea, Austria, France, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, and New Zealand and say good bye to the corruptive system.