Indonesia president says corruption threatens economic growth




 
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Indonesia president says corruption threatens economic growth
 
August 16th, 2012  
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Indonesia president says corruption threatens economic growth
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Thursday corruption is on the rise, even in parliament, in his most explicit comments yet on a scourge that he warned threatened economic growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Corruption is widely seen as holding back the economy and Yudhoyono has been criticized for letting the fight against it slow as he comes towards the end of his second five-year term. A series of corruption scandals have rocked the president's Democrat Party, weakening it in advance of elections in 2014 when Yudhoyono will step down. ...




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