International Conference Tackling Corruption in ASEAN: Legislation, Strategies and Regional Cooperation
Despite ASEAN countries has made various efforts, corruption remains a major problem in Southeast Asia. As we can see from the latest publication of Corruption Perception Index (2015) issued by Transparency International, the level of corruption in the ASEAN region is still high. Eventhough Singapore and Malaysia has reached score 50 of 100 (for Malaysia) and above (85 for Singapore), the rest of ASEAN countries were still strugle to improve their anti corruption level. Thailand score 38, Indonesia 36, Philippines 35, Vietnam 31, Timor-Leste 28, Laos 25, Myanmar 22 and Cambodia 21. The number showed that corruption still becomes big problem in the most of ASEAN countries.
In order to discuss how to tackle corruption issues among ASEAN countries, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) at Faculty of Law Thammasat University hosted an International Conference “Tacling Corruption in ASEAN: Legislation, Strategies and Regional Cooperation” in Bangkok Thailand 15-16 November 2016. The Speakers of the converence were representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipine, and Thailand.
Hendra W. Prabandani (Bappenas) and Siti Juliantari Rachman (ICW) represented Indonesia to speak at the converence. Hendra W. Prabandani presented his paper on “Tackling Corruption in Indonesia: Government Efforts on Curroption Prevention and Eradication”. The converence ended with the recomendation to elaborate collaborative strategy among ASEAN countries to strengthen regional cooperation in order to eradicate and prevent corruption in Southeast Asia(luthfi/JDIH).