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Joko Widodo

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

Joko Widodo.

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.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:51am

A Bad Week for ... , May 12, 2013

Yum! Brands found another of its brands embroiled in controversy

Still reeling from accusations about food safety at KFC restaurants on the mainland, Yum! Brands found another of its brands embroiled in controversy - Little Sheep, the Mongolian hotpot chain it bought in 2011.

12 May 2013 - 4:00am

Jakarta governor surrenders guitar gift from Metallica

Joko Widodo with his bass guitar gift from Metallica. Photo: AFP

The heavy-metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered to anti-corruption authorities a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica, an official said yesterday.

8 May 2013 - 2:26am

Indonesian governor surrenders Metallica guitar

Jakarta's governor Joko Widodo holds a maroon bass guitar gifted to him by Robert Trujillo of US band Metallica. Photo: AFP

The heavy metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica to anti-corruption authorities, an official said on Tuesday.

7 May 2013 - 3:00pm