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 OfficeIndonesian 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
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
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 OfficeIndonesian 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
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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