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Many in Indonesia See Bribing Police as ‘Normal’ - Corruption Currents - WSJ

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ndonesia released a corruption index on Wednesday that found nearly one-third of people polled viewed bribing police officers as normal.

The index, the first of its kind, was published by the country’s statistics agency following a survey of 10,000 households in in 33 provinces in October. It was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal report.

The index ranked Indonesia at 3.55 on a scale from zero, meaning “highly permissive toward corruption,” to five, meaning “highly anticorruption,” the Journal report said.

It also showed that 32% of people polled viewed bribing police officers as normal, while 33% of respondents considered it normal to give extra money to civil registry officials, the Journal reported.