Indonesia needs to increase transparency in political parties over funding: NGO

first_imgTransparency International Indonesia (TII) has urged the government to increase transparency and accountability of political parties, especially as the country regulates state funding for the political parties. TII calls for the government to establish transparency measures for political parties under the National Strategy for Corruption Prevention (Stranas-PK).“Our corruption perception index in the last few years, and other monitoring, indicate that it is important for the Stranas-PK [to also watch out] for political corruption,” TII researcher Alvin Nicola said during a discussion with the Stranas-PK on Wednesday. “Political corruption actually has a big impact [on the perception index] so it is important for the Home Ministry to [push for] increased transparency and accountability among political parties,” he added.Read also: State should increase funding for parties, says KPKIn Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index, Indonesia scored 40, an improvement of two points compared to 38 in the previous year. The 2019 index ranked Indonesia 85th out of 183 countries.Following the scoring that was released in January, TII researcher Wawan Suyatmiko said the improvement in Indonesia’s score was triggered by “strict law enforcement on bribery and corruption in the political system”. However, then-TII secretary-general Dadang Trisasongko said there were tasks — namely how to break corrupt relations among state officers, civil servants, law enforcement and businesspeople — that needed to be completed in the future.Government Regulation No. 1/2018 on Political Party Funding stipulates that parties winning seats at the House of Representatives receive Rp 1,000 (7 US cents) per vote, while those winning seats in regional legislative receive Rp 1,200 per vote.As it is possible that the funding will be increased in the future, the anticorruption NGO also urges the government to issue a comprehensive regulation on the annual political party funding.Topics :last_img read more

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F1 drivers split over anthem kneeling, how to fight racism: ‘Silence is generally complicit’

first_imgMORE: The new Mercedes car appearance, explainedSeveral explanations were given by drivers who opted not to kneel, most involving discomfort in how the gesture would be received.I believe that what matters are facts and behaviours in our daily life rather than formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries. I will not take the knee but this does not mean at all that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism.— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) July 5, 2020I am very committed to equality and the fight against racism. But I believe everyone has the right to express themself at a time and in a way that suits them. I will not take the knee today but respect and support the personal choices every driver makes #WeRaceAsOne #EndRacism— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 5, 2020″I think there was some difficulty with some drivers and their nationality and what something like taking a knee would represent,” said Daniel Ricciardo. “The reasons why we will do is purely to support Black Lives Matter, it’s got nothing political or anything else, but there is a little bit of a fine line with some drivers and their nationalities and how it is perceived.” Lewis Hamilton, the lone Black driver currently in the circuit, was one of the leaders in the push to kneel. Hamilton and fellow Mercedes driver Valtarri Bottas also raced in all-black vehicles.Hamilton had previously said “silence is generally complicit” when it comes to fighting racism in general and encouraged drivers to speak out on their own platforms. Not everyone was on board with Formula 1’s plan to kneel during the Austrian national anthem during the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.Six of the competition’s 20 drivers declined the gesture, which was meant to support the Black Lives Matter movement and promote racial equality.last_img read more

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DRY ARCH COMPLEX HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE RALLY WEEKEND!

first_imgDONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND: When stopping off for Service be sure TO stop at the Dry Arch Complex! It’s open 24 hours and has everything you’ll need for one of the biggest weekends of the year in Donegal! Check out their Rally Specials in their Amazing Route 56 Diner!Get fuelled up at the Texaco Service Station.Get yourself fuelled up with all the great offers in their Mace Shop and Deli to keep you going throughout the stages!Enjoy the Donegal Rally! For more click here: https://www.facebook. com/DryArchComplex/DRY ARCH COMPLEX HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE RALLY WEEKEND! was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal rallyDry Arch Complex. NewsEntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more

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DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHER

first_imgDDTV is proud to bring you a video tribute to Bridie Gallagher, put together by John O’Donnell. It is very special, featuring pictures of Bridie and of course her wonderful music.But it is a special scenery tribute, taking in many areas and views around her native Creeslough and surrounding area.Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Belfast this morning before Bridie completes her final journey home to Donegal for burial.With thanks to John O’Donnell.  DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHER was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHERlast_img read more

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