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Indonesia: Hundreds join anticorruption rally

Updated On: Nov 09, 2009

JAKARTA: Hundreds of Indonesians gathered in the capital Jakarta on Sunday to protest perceived moves to cripple the country's once-powerful corruption watchdog.

Musicians sang songs and supporters made speeches demanding President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono move to protect the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) after the release of wiretap recordings of police and prosecutors exposed an alleged high-level official conspiracy against it.

"The president must be more tough in protecting the KPK so it can do its job in fighting corruption," rally spokesman Illian Deta Arta Sari told AFP. 

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Source: AFP (through Channel NewsAsia), "Hundreds join anticorruption rally in Indonesia", November 8, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1016769/1/.h...







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