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Indonesia an unlikely standout in the fight against corruption

World should be rooting for President Joko Widodo's success

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Joko Widodo, pictured in November 2020: staying the anti-corruption course is more important than ever.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

In a rather forgettable year for anti-corruption efforts in Asia, Indonesia is an unlikely standout. A timely one, too, given the daunting challenges facing Jakarta in 2022.

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