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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President Joko Widodo meeting supporters at a campaign rally. Photo: EPA-EFE

Indonesia election: unimpressed with both Jokowi and Prabowo, 32 organisations urge people to abstain from voting in #SayaGolput movement

  • Indonesia’s golput movement – the act of casting a blank ballot or abstaining from voting – is growing rapidly on social media
  • Among them are one-time supporters of President Joko Widodo who say they are disenchanted with what they perceive as his failure to promote human rights
Topic |   Asia elections

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President Joko Widodo meeting supporters at a campaign rally. Photo: EPA-EFE
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