Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

President: corruption harms public interest, damages nation`s image

Jakarta,  (ANTARA News) - Corruption in all its manifestations directly and indirectly harms the public interest and creates national problems that eventually damage the country`s image, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. 

Speaking at a function to mark World Anti-corruption Day here Tuesday, the head of state said corruption was a bad practice because it caused national assets and money to go down the drain, whereas they could actually be used to make the people prosperous. 

"Secondly, due to corruption and mismanagement, the existing resources are not optimally used. Because of corruption and collusion, the economy and industries fail to boost the nation`s income," he said. 

If corruption and collusion continued and were not eradicated, they would lower the nation`s image in international eyes, President Yudhoyono said. 

"Therefore, Indonesia must be free from corruption and the anti-corruption movement must go on," he said. 

Yudhoyono said the government was very serious about eradicating corruption and this was why it had issued Presidential Instruction No 5/2004 on acceleration of corruption eradication. 

"By issuing the Presidential Instruction, we want to take concrete steps," to fight corruption, he said. 

The corruption eradication efforts so far made had already resulted in the recovery of certain amounts of state assets and funds, said the president. 

Citing data from the Attorney General`s Office, the president said, in the period 2004-November 2008, state assets and money saved from corruption cases totaled Rp859,762,538,773 through the Police, Rp8,001,138,805,489.17 through the prosecutor`s offices, and Rp476,456,872,901 through the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). 

Meanwhile, state money that had been recovered based on court verdicts that had become legally binding totaled Rp4,927,277,318,110.39 from cases handled by public prosecutor`s offices and Rp476,456,872,901 from cases solved by KPK. 

However, the president who was accompanied by Vice President Yusuf Kalla, said there were still many things that needed to be fixed, adding that the corruption eradication campaign must continue. 

Indonesia`s First Lady Any Yudhoyono, the Vice President`s wife Mufidah Kalla, several United Indonesia Cabinet members and National Police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri were also present on the occasion.

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