Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) on board a warship to the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea next to minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan. Photo: Indonesian President Office

‘New Balis’, Islam, and moving the capital: Indonesia’s Luhut Pandjaitan on Jokowi’s challenges

  • Luhut Pandjaitan, the Indonesian president’s trusted aide and his point man on China affairs, says Jakarta’s biggest task is luring foreign investors who can give the country a leg-up in technological development
  • He refutes suggestions that the government is promoting nationalism and says it is committed to tackling growing religious conservatism
Topic |   Indonesia

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) on board a warship to the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea next to minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan. Photo: Indonesian President Office
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President Widodo’s US$33 billion plan to relocate the centre of government from Jakarta will require the construction of much infrastructure.

Where China fits in Jokowi’s plan for Indonesia’s US$33 billion new capital city

  • President Widodo’s US$33 billion plan to relocate the centre of government from Jakarta will require the construction of much infrastructure
  • Chinese companies have already established their interest, and the provincial governor has welcomed them – but will Indonesian workers lose out?
Topic |   Indonesia

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President Widodo’s US$33 billion plan to relocate the centre of government from Jakarta will require the construction of much infrastructure.
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