Indonesian President Joko Widodo with Vice-President Ma'ruf Amin (right). Photo: AFP

Jokowi’s foes now want to be his friends. Will playing nice benefit Indonesia?

  • After a divisive election, the country is crying out for new infrastructure, improved labour conditions and a revitalised manufacturing sector
  • Co-opting Prabowo Subianto and allies into Joko Widodo’s coalition may help political stability and allow for focus on economic reforms. But there are downsides
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo with Vice-President Ma'ruf Amin (right). Photo: AFP
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Critics point out that Indonesia has yet to adopt regulations on digital wiretapping and data protection. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that?

  • With anger still simmering over Widodo’s election victory, Jakarta has taken to ‘throttling bandwidth’, partial internet shutdowns and cyber patrols
  • Campaigners say both privacy and the law are being violated
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Critics point out that Indonesia has yet to adopt regulations on digital wiretapping and data protection. Photo: Reuters
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