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Jakarta Post

SBY invites global investment, avoids addressing corruption

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Singapore   /   Sat, November 14 2009   /  12:49 pm

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged leaders of the world's top companies to invest in Indonesia, but left out any mention of his achievements in fighting corruption, as a rotten law enforcement climate continues to be uncovered back home. Since his first day in office, Yudhoyono has been lauded by the international community for his anticorruption efforts, and his clean government has become his main draw for foreign investment. During his speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Singapore, where more than 800 business leaders gathered to discuss ending the global economic downturn, Yudhoyono said Indonesia had shown the world it could withstand the crisis and, together with China and India, become one of the best-performing economies. He said despite the country's achievement, his administration would increase spending on infrastructur...