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Jokowi leads Indonesia out of its comfort zone

Pushing for new policies that aren't politically palatable has endeared him to his countrymen, who continue to support him despite his many missteps.

Indonesia's grey economy is estimated to be as large as 30% of GDP - nearly S$330 billion. The tax amnesty will allow a significant portion of these assets to enter the formal economy.

NOT much has changed for Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the past 12 months. Judging from his state-of-the-nation address on Aug 16 in the People's Consultative Assembly, he is still besotted with the same issues as he was a year ago.

Last week, he called for greater unity within...

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