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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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.