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