Riot police officers guard during a riot near the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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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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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo inspect the honour guards in Putrajaya. Photo: AFP

Disputes aside, Joko Widodo’s visit to Malaysia may be a sign of rosier times

  • Indonesian president discussed migrant workers, border issues and palm oil cooperation with Mahathir Mohamad during the two-day visit
  • Malaysia’s 94-year-old leader Mahathir was seen on Friday driving Widodo to prayer in a Proton – the country’s national car
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo inspect the honour guards in Putrajaya. Photo: AFP
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