Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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While Jokowi’s critics question his cabinet choices, the markets have responded positively

  • The Indonesian president’s decision to include his arch rival Prabowo has not impressed everyone but it shows he wants stability to push forward with his development goals
  • He’s retained old hands in key roles but has also introduced new faces, notably to oversee education, tourism and state-owned enterprises

Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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Siwage Dharma Negara

Siwage Dharma Negara

Siwage Dharma Negara is Senior Fellow, Coordinator of the Indonesia Studies Programme and Coordinator of the APEC Study Centre at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.