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BRAVO SBY!!!! Indonesian gov't more efficient, less corrupt

JAKARTA -- A reform push by leaders in Indonesia has substantially improved the performance of government and cut into corruption in Southeast Asia's largest economy, the World Bank said Wednesday. The bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report found governance had improved significantly in Indonesia in the 10 years of "reformasi" since the 1998 ouster of dictator Suharto, a statement said.

"The progress is a reflection of a country whose political leaders, policymakers, civil society and private sector view good governance and corruption control as crucial for sustained and shared growth," report co-author Daniel Kaufmann said in the statement.

(AFP Thursday, June 26, 2008)