Prabowo Subianto gestures after a press conference during the general election in Jakarta in April. Photo: AFP

Prabowo Subianto launches legal challenge against Indonesian election results, complaining vote was rigged

  • Incumbent Joko Widodo won 55.5 per cent of votes to win second presidential term
  • Eight people died and more than 900 were hurt in two nights of rioting and clashes between police and Prabowo supporters after release of official results
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Prabowo Subianto gestures after a press conference during the general election in Jakarta in April. Photo: AFP
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Protesters clash with police in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia riots: man arrested for hoax saying ‘police from China’ shot protesters

  • As the post-election unrest escalated, messages started circulating on social media that rioters killed in the melee were shot by “police from China”, prompting the government to block WhatsApp to curb misinformation
  • Police spokesman said the man “deliberately spread information to create hatred against individuals, groups, based on their ethnicity”
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Protesters clash with police in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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