Indonesia: Indonesians believe corruption more rampant this year, survey finds

A majority of Indonesians noticed that corruption had become more rampant in the country, according to a recent survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC).

The survey polled 1,202 respondents from Dec. 23 to 26 and found that 55 percent of them believed there were more corruption cases in 2020 than in the previous year, and 26 percent said it was the same as last year. About 13 percent of the respondents, meanwhile, said this year saw a decrease in the number of graft cases.

SMRC executive director Sirojudin Abbas said public opinions in the survey were affected by the recently uncovered corruption cases involving two ministers of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo — both have been named suspects and later were replaced by new ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle early last week.

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