Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s administration has been accused of squeezing Islamic hardliners following a successful overthrow of Widodo’s protégé in Jakarta’s elections earlier this year. Photo: AFP

Islamists find another stick to beat Widodo with – communism

In an effort to unseat the presdient, Indonesian religious leaders are tapping into the bitter memories of an aborted coup in the hope it will drive voters to the polls, building on momentum from Jakarta’s gubernatorial election

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s administration has been accused of squeezing Islamic hardliners following a successful overthrow of Widodo’s protégé in Jakarta’s elections earlier this year. Photo: AFP
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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.