What accounts for Indonesia’s rash of big corruption cases? One explanation is that modern election campaigns are costing more than candidates or parties can afford. So they’re tapping big and often illegal contributions from local and foreign businesses.… Continue Reading
The head of Indonesia’s ruling Democratic Party quit this week after he was named as a graft suspect by the country’s independent anti-corruption agency.
Anas Urbaningrum in under investigation for taking illegal payments in connection with a sports complex construction project.… Continue Reading
In Indonesia, even a former beauty queen is corrupt.
Angelina Sondakh, left, a lawmaker and past winner of the Miss Indonesia pageant, was sentenced last week to four and a half years in jail for taking over $4 million in bribes and kickbacks.… Continue Reading