Immigration officials who were accused of skimming visa fees at the international airport in Bali have been acquitted of all charges, according to Tempo Interaktive.

They have received “administrative sanctions” rather than facing criminal charges. Corruption is one of the biggest problems facing Indonesia and it is good to see that some progress is being made in combating corruption, but if clear cases of theft can be proven, the perpetrators need to be dealt with harshly to act as a deterrent.

The total amount involved in the case was 3 billion rupiah or around US$300,000.