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We look at motorcade of Indonesia president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and report on an ancient Punjabi sport that's gone global.

Economy, Infrastructure, Kabaddi, Residences

ME AND MY MOTORCADE NO. 34

Chitty chitty Bambang

Indonesia [SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO]

It may be one of Asia’s hottest emerging markets but Indonesia’s infrastructure is lagging behind its impressive economic growth. So it is far from easy for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to get around this sprawling archipelagic nation.

In the capital, Jakarta, the main problem is traffic jams. Yudhoyono has to rely on a corps of police motorcycle out-riders to forge a way through the snarl-ups when travelling through the city or to his nearby weekend retreat…

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