Setback for Indonesia's graft fight

Latest scandal in which tax and law officials took bribes for lower tax bills trigger outrage.

    Indonesia is trying to clean up its legal system, in which 80 per cent of police, judges and other officials are believed to be taking bribes worth millions of dollars.

    But an unfolding scandal is threatening to increase pressure on Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president, to step up reforms to stamp out corruption.

    The latest case in which corrupt tax and law officials allegedly accepted bribes in return for lower tax bills has triggered a public outcry.

    A three-star police general has been given the job of fighting corruption, but as Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports, even he is accused of taking dirty money.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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