Indonesia's political elite 'plotting to cripple anti-graft agency'

April 3, 2015 9:01 AM

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Indonesia's political elite 'plotting to cripple anti-graft agency'

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's political elite have closed ranks to undermine the country's anti-graft commission, which has already been weakened by a bitter dispute over the president's choice for police chief, a senior official of the agency said.

Johan Budi, acting deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), also took a swipe at President Joko Widodo, who was elected last year amid hopes that he would confront the corruption that plagues Indonesia, for dithering over the row and allowing the commission's work to be derail...

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