Indonesia: Attack on Corruption

Five years ago, Indonesian students joined forces with the army in an effective coalition, which eventually overthrew the country's founder and longtime President Sukarno, largely on charges of corruption and mismanagement. Now Indonesia's students are once again on the march against corruption. This time the target is their former military allies.

For weeks the students, along with the liberal intelligentsia, have been staging protest demonstrations against widespread corruption among the ruling military elite, and the press has ranted against the dishonesty of many ranking officials. Foreign companies have complained that they...

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