Indonesian judge arrested for corruption

Last night, Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission (KPK) arrested a bankruptcy court judge in the Central Jakarta Commercial Court on charges of corruption. He will be required to undergo judicial ethics training with the Judicial Commission. It’s unclear if this is part of a larger effort to crack down on judicial corruption or just an individual case. It was a particularly conspicuous case in that the judge had tens of thousands of dollars (in different currencies), but it’s certainly not the only case of judicial corruption. There are a few brief articles about the case in The Jakarta Post here, here, here, and here. Hopefully we’ll see on this case more soon.

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