Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers his speech during the opening of the Muslim Fashion Festival in Jakarta on April 19. To promote its interests abroad in a pragmatic manner, Indonesia has maintained membership is a variety of global bodies, from Asean to the G20 and the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation. Photo: AFP

Can Indonesia balance globalisation with economic populism?

Niruban Balachandran says in Indonesia, which has promoted inclusiveness at home and pragmatism abroad, the government needs to push globalisation’s benefits as populist concerns mount

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers his speech during the opening of the Muslim Fashion Festival in Jakarta on April 19. To promote its interests abroad in a pragmatic manner, Indonesia has maintained membership is a variety of global bodies, from Asean to the G20 and the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation. Photo: AFP
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