The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), along with 52 national and international experts on corruption, will discuss joint efforts to tackle foreign bribery in international business transactions in an event hosted by the KPK in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday.
“Bribery involving foreign officials and foreign private actors is alarming,” KPK deputy chief Bibit Samad Rianto said Monday in Nusa Dua. “This is good momentum to foster greater international cooperation between countries and stakeholders.”
The “International Conference on Foreign Bribery in International Business Transactions” is aimed at raising national and international awareness of the risks of foreign bribery, highlighting the legal frameworks and sharing experiences in fighting foreign bribery.
“Speaking of the benefits for our country, such an international conference will eventually corner corruptors,” director of inter-commissions and agency network development at the KPK, Sujanarko, told reporters.
Among the experts were KPK chair Busyro Muqoddas, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions chair and professor Mark Pieth and senior policy advisor in the law enforcement department of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice Kimberley Tielemans.
Participants from 35 countries will join the two-day discussion, which is also supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).