Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo insists protests over new laws won’t stand in the way of reforms

  • As Widodo prepares to be sworn in for a second five-year term later this month, he faces an early test of his authority with plans to overhaul the nation’s criminal code
  • The legislation, which would among other things infringe on gay rights, limit free speech and punish sex outside marriage, has been criticised as a threat to Indonesia’s democracy and foreign investment
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters
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