A jubilant President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta on October 20, 2014. After great success with his landmark tax amnesty plan and coalition-building, Widodo may be risking it all by siding with Islamic conservatives. Photo: AP

Widodo is putting Indonesia’s business-friendly future on the line

Steven Keithley says Malaysia’s destroyed reputation as a progressive pluralistic society is a cautionary tale on the folly of backing religious hardliners and the likely dire fallout for Indonesia’s goal of modernisation

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A jubilant President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta on October 20, 2014. After great success with his landmark tax amnesty plan and coalition-building, Widodo may be risking it all by siding with Islamic conservatives. Photo: AP
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