Cleaning Up Indonesia's Legislature

It is fair to say that Indonesia’sHouse of Representatives, the national legislature, has an image problem. Already 33 members of a single committee of the 530-person legislature have been sent to prison for accepting bribes in a single scandal. That involved votes sold in 2004 for a total of US$2.3 million to reelect as Indonesia’s deputy central bank governor Miranda Goeltom, who is now under investigation by authorities.

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