Indrawati's departure spells trouble for Indonesian reforms

The resignation this month of Indonesia's reform-minded finance minister is a setback for the country's fight against corruption, FinanceAsia readers say.

Indrawati's departure spells trouble for Indonesian reforms
Mulyani Indrawati

The World Bank got its hands on an experienced and talented new team member when it poached Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia's reformist finance minister, earlier this month. But her departure also dealt a blow to Indonesia's efforts to combat corruption, according to respondents to our web poll last week.

Indrawati's resignation on May 5 came as a surprise. She started a second term just last October and her progressive approach had helped to win the confidence of foreign investors and the...

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