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Mental revolution of Indonesia bureaucracy still a work-in-progress

Petty turf wars and dysfunction stymie the overseas investment that World Bank has said needs to top 9 per cent a year if Mr Joko has any hope of starting to meaningfully rebuild Indonesia's woeful infrastructure before the end of the decade.

WHEN Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, inaugurated the country's first real estate investment trust to be backed by state owned assets, he was in no mood for niceties. The Reit, based on income from the Jakarta-to-Bogor Jagorawi toll road - the country's oldest and busiest - ought to have been...