Jakarta: World Anti-Corruption Day (Hakordia) 2019 is considered as a momentum to raise awareness of corruption to the whole nation. The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD invited all parties not to be corrupt.
"Let's be determined to eradicate corruption seriously, starting with prevention and action," Mahfud said at the KPK Support Building, Jakarta on Monday, December 9, 2019.
According to Mahfud, corruption is very dangerous for the nation. Mahfud likens corruption to cutting the arteries to the national way of life.
The former Chief Justice also hoped that corrupt behaviour could be prevented, even stopped. “The lifeblood of the nation is its wealth, if corruption is rampant the lifeblood would be torn,” said Mahfud.
He asked state officials to make Hakordia a moment of contemplation. So that there is no more corruption.
He considered state officials to be an example for the community. With a good example, the good will spread and stop the chain of corruption.
"Hopefully we realize that it is dangerous," said Mahfud.