The following essayes are for students regarding the serious issues that arise from corruption. Corruption can exist at every level of business and public office and is a scourge, especially on the developing world. Please use the following essayes for your public speaking.
Essay on Dear Staff and Students,
The Collins Dictionary defines corruption as: “dishonesty and illegal behavior by people in positions of authority or power”.
In my opinion this description is a very narrow definition of corruption. It omits to say ‘illegal behavior’ often in the pursuit of self interest or financial gain.
Rife in developing countries, corruption can have serious consequences on public projects designed to improve life for citizens. At best when large theft has been committed, a useful public project and inflation of the value of project contracts can cause long delays. At worst the vital public project is canceled because necessary funds have been siphoned away to corrupt people in positions of power. Moreover, in some cases the corrupt official will resort to assault or even murder to keep the crime hidden.
Let us look at an example of a recent corruption case and its consequences in Indonesia.
An Indonesian court, in April 2018 sentenced Setya Novanto, the former speaker of Indonesia’s parliament and former chairman of the Golkar party, Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison for his part in the theft of $170 million of public money.
Prosecutors said Setya Novanto was among about 80 officials, several companies and even lawmakers who used the introduction of a $440 million electronic identity card system in 2011 and 2012 to steal more than a third of the funds.
The Judge said Novanto benefited by millions of dollars of public money by abusing the authority and opportunities available to him because of his political position.“The defendant has consciously committed a criminal act of corruption,” said the chief judge, Yanto.
Shockingly, The anti-corruption commission’s lead investigator in the scandal was attacked with acid after leaving dawn prayers in April last year, leaving him blind. No arrests were ever made according to AP news.
A essay about corruption for students
The final result for the public were delays in the project and inflation of the value of project contracts, allowing the money to be stolen the court said.