Ninth Regional Seminar on Good Governance
for Southeast Asian Countries
has hosted the Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian
Countries, known as the GG seminar, annually since 2007. The seminar is held in
support of activities to establish the rule of law and good governance in
Southeast Asian countries, to contribute to capacity building for criminal
justice practitioners, and to promote mutual understanding and cooperation
among Southeast Asian countries.
The ninth GG seminar, which was co-hosted by UNAFEI, the Attorney General’s
Office of the Republic of Indonesia ("AGO") and the Corruption
Eradication Commission ("KPK"), was held at JW Marriott Hotel
in Jakarta, Indonesia from 24 to 26 November 2015. Nineteen criminal justice
practitioners (investigators, prosecutors and officers of anti-corruption
agencies) from ten ASEAN countries participated in the seminar. Mr. Tony Kwok Man-wai, an international anti-corruption
consultant and the former Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission
Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong, attended as a visiting expert. Mr.
Adnan Pandu Praja, Vice Commissioner of the KPK, Ms. Laksmi Indriyah, Acting
Head of the Legal and International Relations Bureau of the AGO, and Mr. Honsei
Kozo, Minister (Deputy Chief of Mission) of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia,
attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Mohammad Yusfidli Adhyaksana, Acting Head of
the Asset Recovery Office of the AGO, and Mr. Dedie A. Rachim, Director of
Fostering Networks between Commissions and Institutions of the KPK, attended
the closing ceremony.
The main theme of this seminar was "Current Challenges and Best Practices
in the Investigation, Prosecution and Prevention of Corruption Cases -
Sharing Experiences and Learning from ActualCases". Each participant
presented actual cases in each country related to two sub-topics, "Mutual
Legal Assistance and Recovery of Proceeds of Corruption" and "Public-Private
Partnership to Prevent and Detect Corruption", and shared best practices
based on actual cases and discussed possible solutions to challenges faced
by each country. Also, the participants learned best practices and advanced
approaches to anti-corruption from all over the world through special lectures
by Mr. Kwok.
Some participants presented successful cases of tracing, freezing, and
repatriating illicit proceeds of corruption by coordinating with law enforcement
agencies of other countries. Other participants presented new approaches
to prevention and detection of corruption based on cooperation with the
private sector and the general public. The presentations of all participants
reflected the current situation of anti-corruption practices in each country.
After each presentation, the participants eagerly exchanged opinions on
the situation of each country and sought possible solutions to challenges.
The seminar was concluded by the presentation of the Chair’s Summary of
The report of the Ninth Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast
Click here to read the Keynote Address delivered by the Deputy Director of UNAFEI.
Click here to read the Chair's Summary.
Commemorative Photo of the Participants
Opening Speech by Mr. Praja
Opening Remarks by Ms. Indriyah
Video Message by Director Yamashita
Keynote Address by Deputy Director Morinaga
Special Lecture by Mr. Kwok
Presentation by Participants