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For Donny Syofyan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Jan 11, 2011

Indonesian penitentiary a school for crime

PADANG, West Sumatra — Scandals continue to plague Indonesia's penal system. In 2010, people were shocked to learn that Artalyta Suryani, a socialite and lobbyist who was serving a five-year sentence for bribing a senior prosecutor, had a spacious 64-square-meter room all to herself ...

/ Dec 14, 2010

Setbacks in Indonesia's antigraft policy

PADANG, West Sumatra — Transparency International publishes the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) every year. Based on 13 different expert and business surveys, the CPI measures and ranks public sector corruption in 180 nations. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three-quarters of the 178 ...