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Meet anti-corruption commissioner Dr Laode M. Syarif.

Dr Laode Muhammad Syarif is the Commissioner for Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

An alumnus of The University of Sydney and The Queensland University of Technology, Dr Syarif is a Commissioner with the Corruption Eradication Commission in Jakarta, Indonesia. In this role, one of his biggest achievements has been the investigation of the Electronic Identity Card case – the biggest graft/fraud case in Indonesia – involving many high-ranking officials including the former speaker of the Indonesian parliament.

In his brave quest to stamp out corruption in all echelons of Indonesian society, Dr Syarif has frequently faced strong opposition. Despite this, he continues to push forward with the trust of the people.

Dr Syarif previously served as a Senior Advisor on Justice and Environmental Governance at the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, where he contributed significantly to the reformation of the Indonesian justice system. He continues to mentor and educate future legal practitioners – lawyers and judges – in anti-corruption and environmental law in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines, and Vanuatu.

Dr Syarif spent seven years living in Australia as he pursued his graduate education. Under an Australia Awards Scholarship, he obtained his Master in Law at the Queensland University of Technology in 2001, and his PhD in Law at The University of Sydney in 2006.

Hear his story.