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Indonesia's Jokowi needs to boost fight against corruption, not hinder it

Neutering Corruption Eradication Commission would harm economy and society

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Jokowi is giving the world reason to worry about Southeast Asia's biggest economy.   © Reuters

In his five years as Indonesian president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has put some key reform wins on the scoreboard. He has not been a game-changer like predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who returned Jakarta to investment-grade status after years of corrupt dictatorship, yet Jokowi accelerated efforts to build better roads, bridges, ports and power grids. He championed a tax amnesty scheme to encourage tycoons to invest at home.

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