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Corruption, why not?

07 Jul

Few days ago, Papa came to Depok. We shared news, about my activities here and he told me the condition in our home town. One of the topics was about corruptor arrest. Papa told me about someone who was suspected to be a corruptor. He was in jail. But many of us believed that he was just in the wrong time, in the wrong place.

He was a member of a negotiator team to buy an area related with local development plan. One ordinary day, might be someone just said, “Sir, this document need to be signed”, and he signed it, thought it was just a routine. Or probably he refused to receive the money, or the other member of the team didn’t tell him about that money. One thing we know that he was innocent. it was stated by those who involved in this case. Probably.

Wallahu’alam. The point here is about not everyone in jail are guilty. But the society’s point of view, have judged that everyone who in jail are all guilty. let’s concern about the negative impact. May be he will be proven not guilty, but how about the time he have wasted in jail, about the social punishment.

I think the biggest impact fell upon his family. His only son was a bright student, he was the top rank student in his school, He ever joined national mathematic competition. Now, that elementary school kid had no more bravery to go to school. He was punished by the society as a corruptor’s son. He couldn’t go to school. Poor bright child. What is his mistake so everyone think they have right to get him wrong for what his dad (probably) did?

Have those corruptor think about the impact to their family before taking that money?

In other side, based on news published in Kompas, December 6th, 2007, research held by transparency international Indonesia (TII) stated that police department, parliament, law institution and political party are on top rank as the most corrupt institution in Indonesia. Police and prosecutors arrest people, but who will arrest them? Who will judge them? (in this world, I mean, there is no doubt that there will be a Judgment Day) KPK? Can KPK reach this local corruptor?

Once upon a time, I needed SKKB (Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik) for scholarship. There was a long queue. While giving me my SKKB, they asked for money!! They had received salary, right? It was their responsibility to serve citizen, and they had been paid for that. And still, they asked for more.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2008 in fenomena

 

13 responses to “Corruption, why not?

  1. Chandra Prasetyo

    July 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Yes, this is the condition of our country.

    There’re two choices that we can take. Just be the ordinary citizens that only watch (or even follow) the negative habits or be special citizens that can change our county. I know you will choose the best!

     
  2. yud1

    July 7, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    He was in jail. But many of us believed that he was just in the wrong time, in the wrong place.

    I’m not intending to be rude; but even being at wrong place on the wrong time (hence wrong deed) is a mistake. and yes, it’s that harsh.

    […] What is his mistake so everyone think they have right to get him wrong for what his dad (probably) did?

    but at whose right is it that the son stopped attending school? and at whose right is it that the son let go of his courage to face whatever happens there?

    it’s unfortunate that he is still very, very young; but it’s at his own right to decide. yes, he’s still that young, and it’s sad that he has to go through such thing. but the even more sad truth is that a person has to keep going on living — with or without the angst. if one can’t let go of such, then (s)he is done for his (her) life.

    yes, that’s harsh. but if I were at the boy’s circumstances (and age), I’d rather take that path rather than being happily oblivious about those things I detest.

    […] While giving me my SKKB, they asked for money!! They had received salary, right? […]

    one of the reasons why I refused the idea of working at civil departments… ever since my elementary school days. believe it or not.😉

    ~err…
    ~why do I sound like bad guy here?🙄

     
  3. agungfirmansyah

    July 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Wah, pada ngomong bahasa penjajah. Saya ngomong pake bahasa apa ya? Kalo pake bahasa jawa pasti ngerti.

    System.out.println(“Ini contoh kalimat dalam bahasa Jawa! \\(^o^)//”);

    Ur writing make me remember about something. Something that was related to KP. Sometimes we use office facilities for wrong purpose. For gaming, browsing something that wasn’t related to our job, or going to the bathroom too long.

    Oke lah, for the Kape-ers that aren’t paid, it is no problem if they go to the bathroom too long. But there is no good point at the first and second examples. Am I right?

    Kapan-kapan saya mau ngomong bahasa Kazakhtan saja. Tapi, mungkin di sini g ada yg ngerti.

     
  4. Meri

    July 8, 2008 at 1:28 am

    @chandra: yah, and the seed of the improvement is being prepared in campus and school.

     
  5. Meri

    July 8, 2008 at 1:51 am

    @yud1:
    “I’m not intending to be rude;”

    yah, terkadang hal2 yang tidak kita inginkan, terjadi dengan tidak sengaja.

    ” but even being at wrong place on the wrong time (hence wrong deed) is a mistake. and yes, it’s that harsh.”

    yah, he chose to be at the wrong time and the wrong place. (ironic tone)

    “but at whose right is it that the son stopped attending school? and at whose right is it that the son let go of his courage to face whatever happens there?”

    Yes, i do believe we will act just like what you said. insya Allah. if we are in this son’s position.

    but, maturity is not a gift. it takes effort, it takes time. we may expect this elementary kid faces problem just like those who had been through hell. we may expect this very young kid has level of maturity to act such wise. but we need to prepare to be dissapointed. he is just so young.

     
  6. Meri

    July 8, 2008 at 2:00 am

    @Agung: you are the one who always upset, if anyone of us wrote in english.🙂

    things you have said, errr……i don’t have any comment on that.

    wow, you can speak kazakhstan?
    may be we can make kazakhstan dictionary as student project or final assignment.

     
  7. dephira amenike

    July 8, 2008 at 10:16 am

    sometimes….
    public make an opinion bout somethin that they didn’t know well.

    corruptor is still corruptor…
    no matter wat d reason…

    law always wants victim….

     
  8. agungfirmansyah

    July 8, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Satu alasan kenapa saya berpikir seperti itu (yang kamu terjemahkan dengan kata “upset”), kita bisa kehilangan jati diri.

    Sebenarnya, ini tidak hanya berlaku bagi bahasa Inggris tetapi juga bahasa Indonesia.

    Sudah berapa banyak bahasa daerah yang punah karena ditinggalkan oleh pemakainya. Banyak orang tua membesarkan anaknya dengan bahasa Indonesia, padahal ada bahasa daerah di tempat tinggalnya. Al hasil, satu generasi pemakai bahasa daerah akan hilang.

    Mungkin si Anak ini mengerti bahasa daerahnya, tetapi tidak memakainya. Lalu, nanti saat dia punya anak, bahasa apakah yang diajarkannya? Apakaha bahasa daerah.

    Fenomena yang sama terjadi dalam penggunaan bahasa Inggris. Kita familiar dengan istilah ngoding dari pada pengkodean, native daripada asli, cute dari pada manis, dll.

    Itulah mengapa, saya males menggunakan bahasa Inggris, selama bahasa Indonesia masih bisa digunakan (throws SpecialConditionException). Dan akan memilih menggunakan bahasa Jawa dari pada bahasa Indonesia saat saya berbicara dalam kelompok yang seluruh anggotanya paham bahasa Jawa.

     
  9. rimphy

    July 9, 2008 at 2:43 am

    About that kid, well sometimes(or should I say all the times) God do things in the strangest way imaginable…

     
  10. kamal

    July 14, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Very very nice post. And the plus point is… it used English.

    buat agung: ada kalanya kita perlu pake bahasa Indonesia. Ada kalanya kita perlu pake bahasa inggris. Ada kalanya kita perlu pake bahasa daerah. Ada kalanya kita perlu pake bahasa arab. Ini cuma ttg bagaimana menggunakannya pada kala yang tepat

     
  11. Meri

    July 15, 2008 at 8:09 am

    @phira: ya, it takes more effort to check than to blame.

    @Agung: yup, based on condition. I enjoy speaking in Minang language to everyone who understand it.

     
  12. Meri

    July 15, 2008 at 8:19 am

    @Rimphy: ya, sometimes, things that we thought good, it’s not the best for us
    and we often hate something, but Allah SWT put many bless on it.

    @kamal: let’s encourage ourselves to write and speak in english. I gotta improve this ability in english. I really appreciate your new blog in english. you rock!!!

     
  13. suharjono

    August 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Hehe… Try to blog in English, so nice

    From what u tell, it seems that your Papa is an important person in PEMDA (Pemerintah Daerah) or organization related to it.

    Is that right Uni Meri?🙂

    BTW, if it’s true, I think its very good for you to talk to your Papa about our company, JAFFA.

    I hope there is something we can do that can make your hometown – Bukittinggi – a better place to life.

    ~Lets discuss it in jaffa mailing list

     

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