Busyro Muqoddas : Excess Living can Lead to Corruption, Do Not Let Universities Conduct Meaningless Transactions

March 5, 2020 by : BHP UMY

The presence of corruption in Indonesia can be seen since the New Order era and has not subsided. This is shown with the development of corruptors’ ideologies regarding corrupt behavior. The door that leads to this corrupt behavior is none other than an excessive attitude of life.

This was stated by Dr. H. M. Busyro Muqoddas, S.H., M.Hum, when he became a guest speaker in the a Public Lecture of the Engineering Professional Study Program at the Faculty of Technical Engineering of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Wednesday (4/3) in the Main Meeting Room, 5th Floor, AR Fachruddin A Building, UMY. This public lecture raised the theme “Introduction and Prevention of Corruption and Strengthening of Muhammadiyah-Based Islam”.

Busyro said that the initial door to corrupt behavior is the existence of an excessive attitude of life which gradually escalates into unrest and leads to greater, dangerous, and even harmful practices of corruption. “One example of dangerous corruption is infrastructure projects. There have been so many projects that have irregularities. Whether it’s in the case of an unclear MoU or even about the AMDAL, “added the Chairman of the 2010-2011 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

In addition, according to Busyro, the ideology embraced by these corruptors is a system that can meet the basic needs of material and hedonism which are carried out in various ways and they will defend with all their might.

“Therefore, preventing corruption prevention should be started as early as possible from the environment of the household, campus, and profession by dynamizing spirituality. It can also be done by deconstructing the paradigm of the meaning of life and science. The most important thing is, there must be no transactions that are not useful in higher education that is left alone by the campus, “he stressed.

The Chairman of the UMY Daily Board of Trustees, Dr. H. Agung Danarto, M. Ag said that in Islamic law, there is an idea called maqashid ash-sharia, which aims to protect property. “If this is practiced, it can be one way to prevent corrupt behavior. Because actually the property that is guarded by its halal status has a high position,” added Agung. (ays)