Former Indonesian Ambassador To Malaysia Jailed For Corruption
"Rusdihardjo is legitimately and convincingly guilty of corruption," said Moerdiono, chief judge for the case, in sentencing the retired four-star general and former police chief.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono promised to tackle graft and boost economic growth when he was elected president in 2004.
Meanwhile, police guarded mosques belonging to the minority Ahmadiyah sect across Indonesia yesterday as fears of vigilante violence rose after the government threatened sect members with jail.
Police were deployed outside Ahmadiyah mosques in several towns and cities as religious leaders of all stripes struggled to digest Monday’s decree ordering the sect to stop spreading un-Islamic beliefs.