UNAIR Chosen as Pioneer of Graft Prevention

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Dadang Trisasongko (General Secretary of TII), Alexander Marwata (Commissioner of KPK), and Nasih (UNAIR Rector) after the seminar and declaration of Conflict of Interests Control Commitment in Efforts of Graft Prevention and Integrity Reinforcement in Indonesia (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga was chosen as the pioneer of graft prevention and handling on good governance aspect by Transparency International Indonesia (TII) and International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID). It was stated by General Secretary TII Dadang Trisasongko in a seminar and declaration of Conflict of Interests Control Commitment in Efforts of Graft Prevention and Integrity Reinforcement in Indonesia.

“We consider UNAIR as a university which deserves to be a representative at national level in inciting the spirit of anti-corruption,” he said in the interview in Royal Kuningan Jakarta on Thursday morning, September 15.

Beside UNAIR, other institution which became the pilot projects were Makassar City Administration through its RSUD Makassar, Bojonegoro Regency through its RSUD Bojonegoro, and Universitas Muslim Indonesia. Dadang elaborated that Indonesian graft problems remain even though there were a lot of corrupt officials imprisoned. Therefore, thorough and continuous learning to handle deal with the problems are needed.

“This seminar and declaration is a good start to build the anti-corruption system and free from conflict of interests,” he said.

Executive Director of INFID Sugeng Bahagijo said that his organization is ready to cooperate and be partners of the institutions to prevent corruption either in the government or private parties.

“Systemic corruption must be eradicated through good patterns. One of them is by paying attention to the seeds of conflict of interests,” he said in his address.

UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. H. Mohammad Nasih, MT., SE., Ak, CMA said that all this time, his institution always tries to create good governance which involves many elements such as for staff recruitment. UNAIR always tries to avoid conflict of interests. All staff recruited must be based on their achievement or capabilities.

“Do not let someone be a head of unit because his father was the in the position once,” said the professor of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNAIR.

The man born in Gresik, who was being the speaker in the event, added that other units must also be observed well such as procurement, student affairs or many others. “We want to avoid any conflicts of interests in all units of UNAIR,” he said.

The seminar was also attended by some stakeholders. There was a commissioner of KPK Alexander Marwata, and Head of Presidential Office Teten Masduki as speakers. (*)

Author: Rio F. Rachman
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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