Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Graft case prompts Indonesian resignation

Deutsche Welle, 23 February 2013

A probe into a sports center project by Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission has prompted the resignation of the chairman of Indonesia's ruling party. Anas Urbaningrum denies receiving kickback payments.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s 2009 re-election slogan "Mr. Clean" took a knock on Saturday when the head of his ruling Democratic Party (DP) quit after being named as a further suspect in a corruption case.

"I quit as the chairman of the Democratic Party," said Urbaningrum (pictured above) at a press conference in Jakarta while vowing to fight the charges.

His resignation had been widely expected. DP officials recently signed an "integrity pact" to give up their posts if named as graft suspects.

Popularity slump

The ruling DP slumped to just eight percent in surveys in December from 21 percent in 2009, when Yudhoyono was re-elected with a landslide vote. Indonesia's next elections are due in 2014.

State auditors say many irregularities surrounded the Hambalang sports complex, near Jakarta, resulting in $25 million (18.9 million euro) in state losses, due in part to a questionable tendering process.

In December, sports minister Andi Mallarangeng resigned after being named a suspect in the same case. Former party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin was jailed last April for nearly five years over a separate sports graft case.

Transparency International's index of the least to the most corrupt nation ranks Indonesia 118th among 176 countries.

ipj/slk (AFP, AP, dpa)

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