Prabowo Subianto’s supporters during a campaign rally in Solo. Photo: EPA

Indonesia election: Prabowo Subianto rallies supporters in Joko Widodo’s heartland Solo, claiming he is on ‘holy mission to save the country’

  • Prabowo has also pledged to promote growth and transform Indonesia into an ‘Asian Tiger’
  • ‘Central Java is a determining point’, he says
Topic |   Indonesia

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Prabowo Subianto’s supporters during a campaign rally in Solo. Photo: EPA
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Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto at a campaign rally in Bali. Prabowo, who lost to current president Joko Widodo in the 2014 election, was a top military figure in the chaotic months before dictator Suharto was toppled by student protests in 1998. Photo: AFP

Asia Briefing: Elections in Thailand and Indonesia, and the resurgence of measles in Southeast Asia

  • Analysing the results in Thailand’s election, the appearance of Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong and the players and the personality politics of Indonesia’s election
  • The Islamic influence on the anti-vaccine movement in Southeast Asia, and the recent spate of measles cases reported in staff at Hong Kong airport
Topic |   Asia elections

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Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto at a campaign rally in Bali. Prabowo, who lost to current president Joko Widodo in the 2014 election, was a top military figure in the chaotic months before dictator Suharto was toppled by student protests in 1998. Photo: AFP
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