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Indonesia’s Retail Corruption

Ever since Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was elected president of Indonesia in 2004 on a pledge to root out corruption, the country has been waiting for him to do it. But despite the strenuous efforts of the country’s boldly named Corruption Eradicat... Read More...
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Indonesia Reforms its Tax Structure

If all goes well, at the first of 2009 Indonesia will engineer a radical redesign of its tax structure, instituting election-year tax sweeteners, slashing income taxes and eliminating the country&rsquo... Read More...
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Lights Out in Indonesia

After years of chronic underinvestment in energy infrastructure, Indonesia is heading the list of Asian countries struggling to keep its lights on. It has been forced to schedule a series of rolling blackouts across the capital city of Jakarta and t... Read More...
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A Disturbing Radicalism Comes to Indonesia

Indonesia's religious life in the post-Suharto era has been marked by the emergence of extreme religious radicalism. The conflict between Muslims and Christians in Poso in the province of Sulawesi Te... Read More...
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A Spy Brought to Book in Indonesia

As far as headquarters go, the small office tucked behind a crumbling villa in central Jakarta, with just four computers and a fish tank, is underwhelming. But from this room, dedicated rights activis... Read More...
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Book Review: Islam in Indonesia

Available at www.textpublishing.com.au, www.readings.com.au, www.dymocks.com.au, A$34. See Also: Dangdut and Drilling in Indonesia Islamic Indonesian Sect Becomes a Lightning Rod Since horrific bombings in Bali in 2002, Indonesia has co... Read More...