The Anticorruption Song Festival (SAKSI) 2018 entered the judging process. Kanal KPK as the organizer has received 196 songs from across the country by the submission deadline on 15 October, up from 150 submissions last year.

Nine best songs will be selected and announced on 26 October on the website  

Apart from the competition, SAKSI also held musical clinic this year in nine cities—Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Medan, Balikpapan and Cirebon. The clinic invited participants to discuss and learn to create song lyrics with anticorruption messages, as well as to jam together.

“Before the competition, we asked participants to learn and discuss the best ways to create good songs,” said Deputy Chair of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Saut Situmorang.

Nine finalists will perform at SAKSI Festival concert in Jakarta on 30 November. Before that, they will face the voting round to pick the most favorite finalist through on 15-25 November.

On the final night, the nine finalists will present their songs in front of the three judges: Navicula band front man I Gede Robby Supriyanto, Saut Situmorang, and one secret judge.

This year’s SAKSI is the third ever held by Kanal KPK. It is aimed to increase public participation, particularly young people, to prevent corruption. The selected songs will be compiled in a CD and will be used KPK’s anticorruption campaign.