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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2007 -- PAGE 7 The Constitutional Court's decision on the judicial review of the 2002 Corruption Law is a significant change to law enforcement in Indonesia. Of all the claims put before the judges, they have only approved one -- rejecting Article 53 that governs the special Corruption Court. What should be complimented is that the court's decision was grounded upon clear reasoning and concise legal justifications, and not simply based upon popular demands. The court also took into account the government's legal reform agenda, although this is obscured in legal language
Despite this, the Constitutional Court applied rather unconventional legal logic in its corruption law decision. It has also applied such logic to several previous decisions, namely on the water law and state budgets
The judicial review of the …