The Foreign Minister's revelation on the floor of the National Assembly that in the last five years, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has spent one billion rupees on foreign visits is absolutely shocking. The General also illegally fired the Chief Justice and imposed martial law on the country on the basis of a few fake petrol receipts amounting to a few thousand rupees. The self-appointed President blows away the people's money in this royal manner, while young mothers commit suicide because they cannot feed their children. Is there any hope for accountability? -SALEH USMANI, Jakarta, Indonesia, via e-mail, April 24.