Officers from the corruption eradication commission with boxes of Indonesian currency totalling more than US$560,000. Photo: AFP

Indonesia election: as polling day nears, vote-buying remains a powerful corrupting force

  • Some 192 million Indonesians are set to vote next week across the world’s third-biggest democracy
Topic |   Indonesia

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Officers from the corruption eradication commission with boxes of Indonesian currency totalling more than US$560,000. Photo: AFP
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President Joko Widodo meeting supporters at a campaign rally. Photo: EPA-EFE

Indonesia election: unimpressed with both Jokowi and Prabowo, 31 organisations urge people to abstain from voting in #SayaGolput movement

  • Indonesia’s golput movement – the act of casting a blank ballot or abstaining from voting – is growing rapidly on social media
  • Among them are one-time supporters of President Joko Widodo who say they are disenchanted with what they perceive as his failure to promote human rights
Topic |   Asia elections

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President Joko Widodo meeting supporters at a campaign rally. Photo: EPA-EFE
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