Riot police officers guard during a riot near the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Made Supriatma
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Made Supriatma

Tensions among Indonesia’s security forces simmer beneath surface after Jakarta’s election riots

  • The clashes in May highlighted a power struggle in the armed forces as well as a deep rivalry between the military and police
  • For President Joko Widodo, the delicate task is to curb the infighting before it becomes a crisis for his government

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Riot police officers guard during a riot near the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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