A supporter wears a mask of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia country profile

  • Indonesia was a Dutch colony from the early 19th century until it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45
  • In recent times, it has confronted home-grown extremism and increasingly potent political Islam
Topic |   Indonesia

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A supporter wears a mask of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters
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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

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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