Indonesia's president faces pressure over police chief nominee suspected of graft

January 16, 2015 6:23 AM

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Indonesia's president faces pressure over police chief nominee suspected of graft

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, faced mounting pressure on Friday to replace his sole pick for national police chief after the anti-graft agency declared the nominee a corruption suspect.

The choice of Budi Gunawan, suspected by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of receiving bribes, casts doubt on Widodo's campaign promise to deliver clean governance in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, where endemic corruption can be a dampener on investment.

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