The police object to being labelled the most commonly bribed institution.
Transparency International released its "Global Corruption Barometer 2007" on 6th December ranking state institutions on a corruption scale of 0-5.
The results, based on questions asked to 1,010 people in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung, show the competition for most corrupt was fierce, with the police narrowly winning as the public officials most likely to take bribes: transparency.org
31% of people said they had paid a bribe to obtain services, higher than the 22% average for the Asia Pacific region.
The police are extremely unhappy about the report, with General Sisno Adiwinoto saying that TI's Indonesian branch, Transparency International Indonesia (TII), which is led by lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis, will be investigated, and attempts will be made to find out who responded in the survey.
Our intel is on the job, we're finding out who they are.
Sisno further said that TII were a part of foreign espionage and interference in Indonesia, and that Todung had political aspirations in the 2009 elections.
Todung Mulya Lubis.
Sisno suspected all of this because this was the third time TII had said the police were the most corrupt, yet the police had already carried out internal reforms. After investigating, members of TII could be prosecuted for tarnishing the good name of the police, he said. tempo
Meanwhile, earlier this month, General Sisno Adiwinoto was again on the defensive, saying a video of two Canadian tourists in Bali paying off police for a traffic offence could have been manipulated or faked. detik
This article in Indonesian - Suap dan Korupsi Kepolisian.