The trial of the two Auditors of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) who allegedly received bribes from officials of the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes) began. The first hearing was held on October 18, 2017 and the two auditors are indicted together. What’s interesting from the indictment is not the allegation of bribery but two other allegations of graft and money laundering. This is yet another example of how corruption supported household consumption, and why reform, including eradication of corruption, will continue to affect domestic consumption in short-medium term.To subscribe please click here