Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has backed away from his previous image as a reformer. Photo: Reuters

Why Indonesia’s Widodo had to throw Ahok under a bus

After his former ally lost Jakarta’s gubernatorial election three months ago, all signs point to the president cleaving to the more conservative power brokers within his party in order to survive

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has backed away from his previous image as a reformer. Photo: Reuters
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.