The process of law enforcement in Indonesia has had a bad record such as in the case of Sengkon and Karta. The two were accused of committing theft and murder of husbandandwife Sulaimans that took place in Bekasi in 1974. Bekasi District Court then sentenced Sengkon to 12 years of prison and Karta to 7 years.
Asia Catalyst – an NGO based in New York – held the 2013 Right to Health Advocacy Training in Bangkok. Asia Catalyst provides management and advocacy training to grassroots groups in Asia which are working to promote the right to health.
Once again, a child from a poor socioeconomic background has become trapped in illicit narcotic trafficking in Jakarta. In May 2013, a sixteen year old boy named Aldo (not his real name) appeared before the Central Jakarta District Court. Aldo was a student in Taman Siswa Senior High School when he was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
Judicial corruption does not seem to pick and choose where it will occur. It can happen in big cities like Jakarta or a small city like Jember in the province of East Java. People may find it difficult to prove that judicial corruption exists, but one can feel that it is there.