Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s first term in office was criticised for lack of attention to and interest in foreign affairs, something that he himself has openly acknowledged. As he prepares for his second term, should we expect change?
Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalopolis Jakarta.
Despite a contentious campaign featuring the use of divisive identity politics and attempts to paint Jokowi as an agent of foreign capital, the president’s broadly popular policies in his first term (2014-2019) helped to secure the win.
Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest fires that are belching out toxic smog over Malaysia and Singapore.
Indonesia’s parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage victims of sexual abuse from speaking out.
The winner and runner-up in Indonesia’s presidential election call for reconciliation.
An Indonesian woman sentenced to prison for reporting her employer for sexual harassment said on Monday she will ask President Joko Widodo for an amnesty.
During his first term, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo was repeatedly accused of being anti-Islam. To counter the accusations, Jokowi chose traditionalist Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate. Ma’ruf Amin’s main contribution has been to negate the use of identity politics based on religion against Jokowi.
Indonesian police air video testimony for a plot to kill government officials.
Indonesian authorities believe different groups coordinated plans to cause chaos.
Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta, the governor said.
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy.
Indonesia has just concluded the third direct presidential election in the country’s history. Exit polls projected incumbent Jokowi’s victory with an increased proportion of votes compared to 2014.
Indonesia’s presidential election is on April 17. President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is pushing in his bid for re-election, challenged strongly by the late Suharto’s son-in-law Prabowo Subianto. But the incumbent president seems to have an ace up his sleeve.
With voting less than a month away, it would be ambitious and unrealistic to expect a drastic change of political attitude throughout the remaining period of the Indonesian election.
A new Indonesian election survey shows Widodo’s big lead over his challenger.
Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics.
Several retired senior military officers have declared their support for either incumbent President Joko Widodo or his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming April 2019 presidential election.
Indonesia’s new halal certification law will be implemented by the end of 2019. What are the implications of the upcoming halal law on the country’s political economy and on Indonesia’s ambition to be a global halal hub?
Indonesians go to the polls in April to choose either a strongman candidate – an Indonesian Bolsonaro – or an incumbent whose democratic commitment looks to be fraying.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the favourite to win a second and mandated final term in the legislative and presidential elections on April 27. But to secure re-election, Mr Widodo must find a way to appeal to all voters in a country increasingly divided along religious lines.
The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. Is this President Joko Widodo’s secret formula for mobilising the electorally critical Islamic constituency?
Hungry survivors of an earthquake and tsunami say they are scavenging for food.
As the death toll continues to rise from the earthquake that struck Indonesia, Prime Minister Hun Sen has sent his condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and families of victims while also providing $200,000 in humanitarian aid.
Prime Minister Hun Sen sent his condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and the families of victims in the earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Indonesia will bid for the 2032 Olympics, President Joko Widodo said on Saturday.
By far the loudest cheers at the main cluster of Asian Games venues have been heard rising from the badminton arena.
The curtain comes up on the Asian Games, with Cambodian athletes testing their skills.
Indonesian President chooses 75-year-old Islamic cleric as his running mate.
Indonesia lobbied visiting US Secretary of State to keep it on a list of countries that receive preferential trade terms.