Indonesia’s bishops speak out against corruption
February 26, 2016
The Bishops’ Conference of Indonesia has joined Muhammadiyah, the nation’s second-largest Muslim organization, in opposing legislation that would weaken the authority of an anti-corruption commission.
Father Edy Purwanto, executive secretary of the conference, told AsiaNews that “the Catholic Church joins political parties, observers and civil society groups to support the [commission] and avoid attempts to change the law.”
The priest linked attempts to weaken the commission with embezzlement and graft associated with the government’s infrastructure projects.
The nation of 255.5 million ranks fourth in the world in population and has more Muslims than any other country. Indonesia is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.
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