Indonesia's Judicial Mafia

Siti Hasana was recently sentenced to months in prison at a district court in Bekasi for her first offence. Her crime? Stealing a hairdryer and some beauty creams worth under US$100. Putting an end to the "judicial mafia" in Indonesia was President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's main promise in his first 100 days in office. After publicly acknowledging corrupt practices in the country's legal system, and setting up a taskforce to tackle it, anticorruption activists say it's business as usual in Jakarta's graft-ridden courts.

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