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  1. Champion of 'little people' idolised by poor

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supporters, Mr Sumano was once a fan of President Megawati Sukarnoputri. 'Mega, before I liked her. Now? No. Because after she got there, she forgot the people down below,' he said. ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta The working class abandon Megawati and build shrines to the man they call 'SBY' In Jakarta's working-class suburbs there are shrines to him. ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta governor Joko Widodo affirms allegiance to Megawati Sukarnoputri's party

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Jakarta Popular Widodo stands with Megawati's party Jakarta mayor governor Joko Widodo, who leads popularity polls for Indonesia's presidential poll next year, affirmed his allegiance to the party of former leader Megawati Sukarnoputri and said she would decide if he runs. Widodo, known locally as Jokowi, topped Prabowo Subianto of the Greater Indonesia ...

  3. Megawati's reluctance to concede threatens legacy

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regardless of the recent election outcome, Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri was bound to go down in the history books as the leader who did more than any other to consolidate ... the elections did not materialise, and all the signs indicate they were fair and open. The praise that came Ms Megawati's way for overseeing all of this was well-deserved, but perhaps a little ...

  4. Democracy in action, warts and all

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The electorate of 147 million appears to have embraced the polls with enthusiasm. It is estimated the turnout was about 87 per cent. The results so far suggest President Megawati Sukarnoputri ... to boost Indonesia's democratic credentials. But the plunge in support for Ms Megawati's party is evidence that voters are making use of a key function of the democratic process- to pass ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo to run for Indonesian presidency

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:11pm by Reuters

    ... to former president Megawati Sukarnoputri, who has kept the country guessing over whether she would nominate the Jakarta governor. In what will be only Indonesia's third direct presidential ... likely candidate in the July 9 election. I got a mandate from Megawati to become the presidential candidate J OKO WIDODO In just over a year as governor of the capital, Jakarta, he has won ...

  6. Megawati must make good on her promise

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is only five days since Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri described the terrorists in her country as a terrifying threat. Tragically, her fears were realised yesterday. ... No organisation has admitted its guilt. But a list of suspects would be easy to compile. It comes at a time of heightened tensions. Ms Megawati had used her state-of- the-nation address to pledge that she ...

  7. Megawati losing her grip on Bali voter base

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Marian Carroll

    ... Marian Carroll in Denpasar, Indonesia Indonesian president has alienated the poor with rising prices, say analysts Like most Balinese, Nyoman Wirya was a staunch supporter of Megawati Sukarnoputri's party in the 1999 legislative election, joining thousands on Bali's streets to celebrate victory with shouts of 'Long live Mega'. Five years on, the 40-year-old cafe worker ...

  8. Megawati's secular party courts Muslims

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar The staunchly secular and nationalist party of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has launched ... The leaders of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisations, Hasyim Muzadi, of Nahdlatul Ulama, and Dien Syamsuddin, of Muhammadiyah, attended the launch. Mr Muzadi was Ms Megawati ...

  9. Megawati extends martial law in Aceh for 6 months

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Megawati Sukarnoputri promised that the operation would minimise civilian casualties. Military commanders, meanwhile, vowed they could crush the tiny separatist movement in six months, if not in half that time. Yesterday, however, Ms Megawati extended martial law for another six months in what observers say is an admission the operation has failed to live up to the government's ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Small parties’ strong showing in Indonesian poll gives them key role in presidential vote

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... of confidence in Widodo at the last minute", said Keith Loveard, head of political risk analysis at Concord Consulting. "The body language of his appearances with Megawati has not been reassuring- he looked like he was her nervous underling," he said, a reference to PDI-P chairwoman and former president Megawati Sukarnoputri. The biggest surprise in the unofficial returns ...




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