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The Shirt off Our Back

Bali Politician Creates an ‘Honesty Shirt’ to Join the Fight on Corruption

(8/24/2012) Beritabali.com reports “honesty shirts” have been launched in Indonesia for those wishing to demonstrate their firm support for national efforts to combat corruption. The shirts feature a small white and black checkerboard design and are intended to be worn by members of the public wishing to let officials know how they feel about the abuse of power and position for person profit.

The shirts also feature red and white collars.

The chairman of the Bali chapter of the Democratic Party, Made Murdarta, told the press that the shirt he designed is meant to invite civil servants to adopt a simple and modest lifestyle, because he feels that living beyond one’s means pushes many to commit corrupt acts.

Another unique feature of the anti-corruption shirt is the installation of shirt pockets that are upside-down as a warning others that the wearer will not accept illegal payments and gratuities.

Made Mudrata said the launching of the anti-corruption shirts is a consistent expression of the Democratic Party’s continuing effort to fight corruption in Indonesia, despite the fact that several leading members of the Party are facing corruption charges filed by the national Anti-Corruption Agency (KPK)?

What's next? Trousers with no pockets?

Image from Beritabali.com