Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s new Defence Minister. Photo: Reuters
Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s new Defence Minister. Photo: Reuters
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Should China be concerned about Indonesia’s new defence minister, Prabowo Subianto?

  • Prabowo, a former general, was suspected of playing a role in the May 1998 riots that targeted Chinese Indonesians
  • His ambivalence towards China will continue but he cannot turn back the clock on Indonesia’s growing security ties with its neighbour to the north

Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s new Defence Minister. Photo: Reuters
Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s new Defence Minister. Photo: Reuters
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