Indonesia: The New Incentive's for Whistleblowers for Revealing Crimes of Corruption
A big part of Indonesia’s culture of corruption is that, even for those who want to do the right thing and report wrongdoings, the risk for a cooperative person (i.e. whistle-blower) can be significant. A whistle-blower can easily become a target, not just of criminal intimidation but also of criminal persecution, for example, defamation. In addition, obviously, reporting a crime of corruption means that the whistle-blower cannot benefit financially and could face retaliation from the alleged perpetrator.
In light of the above, on 17 September 2018, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, passed a new government regulation that provides a bigger incentive for whistleblowing through the prospect of a monetary reward. Government Regulation No. 43 of 2018 on The Procedures for Implementing Community Participation and Providing Rewards in the Prevention and Eradication of Acts of Corruption (“GR No. 43/2018”) was signed on 17 September 2018.
Read more about Indonesia’s whistle-blowing system in an opinion piece written by Lia Alizia, Rudy Andreas Sitorus, and Arsa Mufti Yogyandi published by Hukumonline.