Police officers stand at attention in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 28. Photo: AP

Indonesian police say Prabowo ally Kivlan Zen ordered the assassination of President Widodo’s top security officials

  • Two suspects arrested after the May 21-22 Jakarta riots told police they received orders from Kivlan, a former two-star general
  • The revelations come as police remain on high alert for further violence before Friday, when Prabowo’s election-rigging claims will be heard in court
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Police officers stand at attention in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 28. Photo: AP
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There are fears presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is not capable of controlling his supporters from hardline religious and political groups who oppose incumbent President Joko Widodo’s re-election. Photo: EPA

Indonesia on alert for more riots before court hearing on whether April 17 election was rigged

  • The first hearing on losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto’s claims will take place on June 14, with a decision expected by June 28
  • The country’s defence minister last week warned of ‘bigger riots’ after the May 21-22 Jakarta clashes that saw eight killed and more than 400 arrested
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There are fears presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is not capable of controlling his supporters from hardline religious and political groups who oppose incumbent President Joko Widodo’s re-election. Photo: EPA
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