Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP
Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP

Indonesia and Thailand take opposite paths in civic participation

Tom Plate examines the starkly contrasting roles of the army in the two Asian neighbours

Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP
Both Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Joko Widodo are flying on updrafts of legitimacy, as their direct personal style greatly appeals to the public. Photo: AFP
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