Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D, reaffirmed UGM’s serious stance on tackling corruption. The war against corruption is done through education that comprises lectures, extra-curricular activities, advocacy, or Student Community Service.
“We have the anti-corruption school. Students also start to do anti-corruption community services,” explained Dwikorita during a National Seminar on National Strategy in Anti-Corruption on Tuesday (10/3) in Grha Sabha Pramana Hall UGM that was attended by deans, professors, university rectors, and students.
Dwikorita added UGM counters corruption both in short and long terms, agreeing that this has to be sustainable rather than incidental.
Zainal Arifin Mochtar, Director of Anti-Corruption Studies (PUKAT) UGM, assessed that UGM has to play a role in anti-corruption efforts across Indonesia. Zainal saw that this requires the President’s firm stance as well as political will.
“The problem we face is the presence of the mafia in the justice circle as well as spinning of facts that are done by certain law enforcers,” he said.
UGM legal expert, Prof. Eddy OS Hiariej, agreed that corruption eradication became the full authority of the Anti-Corruption Commission as he saw that there is still sectoral-ego existing between law enforcers agencies that will only hamper such eradication.