Joko Widodo


INDONESIA: Which Candidates Are Running on Islamic Identity?

New Mandala

Candidates for legislative office in Indonesia's upcoming elections seem hesitant to latch onto polarizing religious rhetoric.


INDONESIA: An Election of Identity Politics and Peace Offerings

The Interpreter

Vice presidential nominee Ma’ruf Amin has notably offered an olive branch to former Jakarta mayor Ahok.


ANALYSIS: Jokowi & Subianto Have Few Answers for Faltering Indonesian Economy

Presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto fired his first shot at incumbent Joko Widodo's economic policy, but both candidates have plenty to prove.


ANALYSIS: How to Unlock the Potential of Indonesia's Women-Led SMEs

East Asia Forum

Policymakers in Indonesia should do more to facilitate the growth of women-led small and medium enterprises, which contributed 10% of Indonesia's 2014 GDP.


China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape


A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.


INDONESIA: Widodo Makes Show of Paying for Metallica Album


The gift was presented by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on a state visit last year.


OPINION: Police Raids are Fostering Anti-Gay Hysteria in Indonesia

Brad Adams

Law enforcement needs to protect Indonesia's LGBT people, Brad Adams says.


OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

Phelim Kine

The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.

Copyright © 2023 TNL Mediagene