The late Suharto, who fell from power in 1998. Photo: AFP
The late Suharto, who fell from power in 1998. Photo: AFP

Indonesian army's expanding roles seen as threat to democracy

The army is creeping into areas beyond defence as inexperienced President Joko Widodo relies on it to strengthen his hand against the powerful and unruly police.

The late Suharto, who fell from power in 1998. Photo: AFP
The late Suharto, who fell from power in 1998. Photo: AFP
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