Indonesia's central bank chief cleared of charges

INDONESIA - In an unexpected move, the Jakarta High Court acquitted Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin of all charges in connection with his involvement in the 1999 Bank Bali scandal, overturning the decision of the Central Jakarta District Court to sentence him to three years in prison.

The decision came on Thursday and was greeted with a press release from Bank Indonesia proclaiming that "the management and staff rejoice at Jakarta High Court acquittal of Governor Sabirin". However, Ind