Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto (left) with Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

Prabowo looks to deepen ties with Malaysia as Indonesia bolsters military for new capital on Borneo

  • Prabowo is a former general of Indonesia’s elite special forces and observers regard him as the country’s most powerful defence minister of the post-Suharto era
  • His appointment coincides with Indonesia’s plans to move its capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on Borneo island, home to two Malaysian states
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Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto (left) with Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA
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