3rd IGoPSS: Political Ethics in Collaborative Government and Political Parties

Yogyakarta (21/7) – 3rd International Government and Politics Summer School organized by the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) held a class to teach participants about Political Ethics in Collaborative Government hosted by Dr. Phil. Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA and Elections, Public Officials, Corruption, and the Ethical Responsibility of Political Parties in Post New-Order Indonesia hosted by Dr. Tunjung Sulaksono, S.IP., M.Sc. This event will be held in Hybrid on Saturday, 20 July 2022.

In the first session, Mr. Ridho explained how political ethics is needed in every basic value, government, society, market, etc. to make it sustainable at every level. With the increasing population in the world, of course, every country needs a lot of resources to prosper its country. Therefore, a political ethical sense of responsibility from a leader is needed so that they are not careless in managing or using existing resources.


In the next learning session, Mr. Tunjung explained the political conditions in Indonesia, where there is still a lot of rampant corruption and Indonesia is still fighting to eradicate corruption. At the beginning of the session, Mr. Tunjung explained how Indonesia’s struggle to become a democratic country that allows the Indonesian people to choose their leaders through elections. Furthermore, he explained that over time the elections went well but there was corruption committed by these leaders. Therefore, there must be strong cooperation between the party and the anti-corruption agency to ensure that elites and party cadres receive sufficient literacy and socialization about the dangers and traps of corruption.

From the 2 sessions, it can be concluded that there need to be basic values ​​to form a high sense of responsibility for the mandate carried out. Therefore, it is very important to cultivate ethics for oneself. “By instilling good ethics/morals for ourselves, we will be aware of the sense of responsibility we carry, and that is very important for those of you who want to become a leader.” Mr. Ridho said. (ARP)

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