Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo promises probe after violent unrest leaves two students dead

  • Protests over changes to the country’s anti-corruption agency prompt president to pledge an investigation into the deaths as activists call for review of police conduct
  • The unrest presents a difficult balancing act for the president, who must tiptoe the line between conservative elites and populist pressures
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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Randy Mulyanto

Randy Mulyanto is a Taipei-based freelance journalist. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC, Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, and Vice.