A student protester throws a burning stick at riot police during a clash in Jakarta on September 30. Photo: AP
Derwin Pereira
Opinion

Opinion

Derwin Pereira

Mass protests in Hong Kong and Indonesia point to similar problems facing Carrie Lam and Joko Widodo

  • In the face of protests, the leaders of Hong Kong and Indonesia have to maintain a precarious balance. Carrie Lam is caught between ‘one country’ and ‘two systems’, while Widodo needs to keep the secular right, religious right and liberal left onside

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A student protester throws a burning stick at riot police during a clash in Jakarta on September 30. Photo: AP
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People wait for a bus near Kwun Tong MTR station, which was closed after vandalism. Photo: Reuters
Siddiq Bazarwala
Opinion

Opinion

Siddiq Bazarwala

What do the 4 million working Hongkongers think of the protests? They must speak out to help end the chaos

  • Hong Kong’s transport industry has become a core battleground between the protesters and Beijing. Ordinary working Hongkongers whose lives have been disrupted by the protests must stand up, and be seen and heard

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People wait for a bus near Kwun Tong MTR station, which was closed after vandalism. Photo: Reuters
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