Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters
Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

‘All Chinese are the same’: Indonesia’s ‘nationalism’ test for graft-busters sparks outrage

  • Dozens of Corruption Eradication Commission staff face dismissal after failing to prove their allegiance to the state in a test that asked offensive questions including whether homosexuals should be physically punished
  • With some of the best known investigators among those facing the chop, critics suspect an orchestrated attempt to weaken the body and warn of dire consequences for the nation’s democracy

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Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters
Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, is among the staff said to have failed the nationalism test. Photo: Reuters
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