Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is sworn in with a koran at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

Could anti-Chinese violence flare again in Indonesia?

Jakarta’s new governor Anies Baswedan has called on the Muslim majority ‘pribumi’ to be ‘masters of an independent country’, raising fears of a return to the country’s dark past of sectarianism and interethnic strife

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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is sworn in with a koran at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. 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.