Corruption in Infrastructure Development in Indonesia during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Corruption, Infrastructure Development, Covid-19, Indonesia
The Covid-19 pandemic, or what is often called the corona virus, is currently increasingly infecting the Indonesian economy. Corruption is one of the causes of the nation's very rapid economic system, because corruption in Indonesia is widespread, thus harming the country's economy or the state's financial condition. In this study, the author discusses corruption in infrastructure development in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of research is library research using the juridical-normative type of research, namely research that is focused on examining the causal factors, punishments given and examining the implications of corruption in infrastructure development on the economy and education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data in this study is secondary data, namely library materials that include official documents, journals, books, libraries, scientific works, articles, and documents related to this research material. The results of this paper indicate that: 1) Factors causing corruption in infrastructure development during the COVID-19 pandemic can occur for various reasons, both from within the perpetrator (internal) or from outside the perpetrator (external). 2). The KPK emphasized that it would give the death penalty to those who commit criminal acts of corruption, especially when the country is in a state of disaster or economic crisis. However, it is all in the judge's decision which decides whether a severe or light sentence is given in giving sanctions in accordance with the provisions of Law Number 31 of 1999 and Law Number 20 of 2021 concerning the eradication of corruption. 3). The implications of corruption in infrastructure development on the economy and education are very negative. The consequences of corruption in infrastructure development can result in access to mobility being unresolved, so that the community's economy becomes bad and unstable. Likewise, the impact of corruption on the education sector can have a negative impact on the quantity, quality, and efficiency of education services.