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Megawati Sukarnoputri

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo affirms allegiance to Megawati Sukarnoputri'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.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:51am

Megawati's reluctance to concede threatens legacy

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 democracy in the country.

7 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Champion of 'little people' idolised by poor

The working class abandon Megawati and build shrines to the man they call 'SBY'

5 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Democracy in action, warts and all

The unresolved dispute over Taiwan's election, which prompted violent protests last weekend, has not been a good advertisement for democracy. It provided this year of elections worldwide with an unhappy start. Elsewhere in the region, however, the signs are rather more promising.

14 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Facing the future

In just over two weeks, East Timor's rebirth will be complete. On May 20, with its own government under Xanana Gusmao's presidency, Asia's newest nation will embark on a future far removed from its sorrowful past.

4 May 2002 - 12:00am

Impressive women fight stereotypes

I would like to praise Tom Plate for his two 'Pacific Perspectives' columns in the South China Morning Post, on March 25 and April 1.

Mr Plate challenged negative stereotypes of women as leaders.

15 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Civil servants ordered to revert to standard type

Indonesia's civil servants have been ordered to ditch the lavish parties and perks.

Under rules approved by President Megawati Sukarnoputri last week - and touted as a way to help the cash-strapped Government - the country's millions of bureaucrats must adopt a modest lifestyle more in tune with that of the people they serve.

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

President jeered by students after apologising for past 'shortcomings and mistakes'

President Megawati Sukarnoputri had a taste of the problems she faces in preventing Aceh from breaking away from Indonesia during her brief visit yesterday.

Apologising once again for past abuses in the separatist-inclined province, Ms Megawati was clearly upset at what she saw as the lack of respect shown to her by jeering students.

9 Sep 2001 - 12:00am


I am pleased to join all Indonesians in Hong Kong in celebrating the 56th anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Megawati makes good

It was never on the cards for Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri to appoint a cabinet of politicians who brought no political baggage with them. There are too many debts owed for past favours to hope for a wholly uncomplicated line-up. But she has allayed the worst predictions of the doomsayers.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am