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Indonesia bribery cases weigh on Jokowi's reform plans

President enjoys reputation for incorruptibility, but graft imposes a heavy cost

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives for the inauguration of a power plant project in Ujung Negoro in 2015. Widodo's 35-gigawatt electricity procurement program is part of his signature 4,800 trillion rupiah ($338 billion) infrastructure drive.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Just weeks after an election he is projected to win and seal a second term, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's economic plans for the next five years have been hit by one of the nation's oldest problems: endemic corruption.

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