Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: APIndonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AP

Indonesians could soon be jailed for insulting the president, if colonial-era law is resurrected

  • Lawmakers argue that Indonesia has contempt laws to protect people and state symbols such as the flag, but not President Joko Widodo
  • Critics say the law is a sign of creeping encroachment on free speech

Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: APIndonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AP
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