Indonesia is one of the largest countries in southeast Asia, which was a Dutch colony for three and a half centuries. It is an archipelago consisting of 13,466 islands, and it is the fourth most-populous country in the world, with the population constantly on the rise. It is a developing country, where 50 percent of the population is above the poverty line, but it faces the same problem as all other countries: the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. Though the poverty index has fallen from 17 percent in 2004 to 12.5 percent in 2011, the poor sections of society are poorer. Despite the decline in poverty, one in two people fall below the poverty line, and the rate of consumption for ...

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