Indonesian labourers work on a construction site in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Indonesia still wants Chinese investments, but Jokowi is also wooing Middle East money

  • Jakarta needs to drum up foreign direct investment to boost lacklustre economic growth, and its recent favourite partner has been Beijing
  • But the world’s most populous Muslim nation is now building on deep-rooted historical ties with the Middle East to lessen dependency on China

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Indonesian labourers work on a construction site in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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