Prabowo Subianto at a campaign rally in Bogor, West Java province. Photo: Reuters

‘Let’s copy Malaysia’: fake news stokes fears for Chinese Indonesians

  • Indonesia is seeing a surfeit of hoaxes and fearmongering on social media over rising levels of Chinese investment and an influx of its workers
  • The hostility is causing anxiety among Chinese-Indonesians, and sparking fears presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto could succumb to the opportunity to stoke the fire of ethnic tensions during the polls
Topic |   Indonesia

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Prabowo Subianto at a campaign rally in Bogor, West Java province. Photo: Reuters
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.