Indonesia’s failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto at a rally before the April election. Photo: EPA

Indonesia’s challenger Prabowo Subianto a politician of ‘many contradictions’, but may still disrupt President Joko Widodo’s reign

  • His anti-foreigner rhetoric faced questions when he flew out of Jakarta this week on a private jet with two Russian parliamentary officials
  • And his rejection of the election results only seems to go so far, analysts say
Topic |   Indonesia

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Indonesia’s failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto at a rally before the April election. Photo: EPA
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People run as a fire burns during last week’s riots in Jakarta. Photo: Bloomberg
Karim Raslan
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Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Indonesia riots: how peaceful protests against Joko Widodo’s re-election descended into violent chaos

  • Teacher Dita Hidayatunnisa tells of how she and friends narrowly escaped the wrath of rioters as darkness fell on Jakarta last Wednesday
  • Further fracturing of social fabric leaves country’s president with mammoth challenges in healing the nation

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People run as a fire burns during last week’s riots in Jakarta. Photo: Bloomberg
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