Analysts saying the campaign of hoaxes is a move to discredit President Joko Widodo and his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) ahead of the 2024 election. Photo: Reuters

‘Chinese army uniforms’ in Indonesia: another hoax to discredit Beijing, Widodo

  • Analysts say a viral video making the claims is the latest in a series of attempts to create a ‘phobia’ of the mainland and reduce public trust in the president
  • They come as Indonesia struggles with the economic impact of Covid-19, with some 7 million unemployed and a backlash against Chinese workers
Topic |   Indonesia
Analysts saying the campaign of hoaxes is a move to discredit President Joko Widodo and his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) ahead of the 2024 election. Photo: Reuters
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