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Politics out of the box à la Jokowi

Politics out of the box à la Jokowi

Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: “I know you hate me, taunt me monkeys and so on. But one thing that cannot be denied. We both have an extraordinary love for this country.” (Abraham Lincoln to William Seward, the political enemy he appointed Secretary of State). The same step was chosen by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) […]

Indonesia President apologizes to parties excluded from cabinet lineup

Indonesia President apologizes to parties excluded from cabinet lineup

Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has apologized to several parties, whose aspirations were not accommodated during the selection for the Indonesia Onward Cabinet lineup. “Those disappointed reach more than 266 million. This means their number is higher than those, who are pleased. Perhaps, some of those present are also disappointed. Hence, I do apologize for […]

Indonesia: Huge surprise as Jokowi includes archrival in new cabinet

Indonesia: Huge surprise as Jokowi includes archrival in new cabinet

Jakarta: The appointment by Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) of his archrival in two consecutive presidential elections, Prabowo Subianto, as Indonesia’s defense minister in his second-term administration cabinet has surprised supporters of the respective presidential candidates in the last elections. Subianto and Jokowi went head-to-head in the 2014 and 2019 heated elections that showcased a national divide, […]

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

By Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: The Plenary Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly today witnessed the swearing-in of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019-2024 term. The inauguration of President Jokowi was attended by Asean heads of state namely Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore Prime Minister […]

Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

  Bali: President Joko WIdodo (Jokowi) said that Indonesia and Africa could become a huge power if they are united through concrete cooperation to boost the welfare of the peoples. “Indonesia is ready and pleased to forge cooperation with our brothers in Africa. Indonesia is your true partner, your trusted friend,” Jokowi said in his […]

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