Indonesia to Expand Intelligence Powers

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Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri plans to authorize the expansion of the country's national intelligence agency. Officials defend the move as a way to prevent terrorist attacks in the sprawling Muslim country. Critics see it as a regression to Indonesia's recent past under longtime dictator Suharto. Kelly McEvers reports.



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