Commuters during rush hour pass banners for various presidential and vice-presidential candidates in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Indonesia election: Prabowo’s adviser says Jokowi is too good to China, country needs new friends

  • Former Minister Rizal Ramli, who now advises presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, claims that Chinese goods and workers are flooding the country.
  • Analysts have a different take on the state of the economy
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Commuters during rush hour pass banners for various presidential and vice-presidential candidates in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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Indonesian vice-president candidate Sandiaga Uno. Photo: EPA-EFE

Review of infrastructure investments in Indonesia not scapegoating China, Jokowi’s opponent says

  • Vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno says he and Prabowo Subianto will do better than Jokowi to ensure infrastructure is a ‘means to an end’ to boost job-creating industries like manufacturing
  • The duo will also tighten up ‘loose ends’ in the US$6 billion China-backed railway project linking Jakarta to Bandung, he said
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Indonesian vice-president candidate Sandiaga Uno. Photo: EPA-EFE
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