Favourite Joko Widodo’s run to the Presidential Palace appears to be on track. Professor Tim Lindsey explains why Australians should be hoping that he doesn’t stumble. Photo: Flickr/Danuprimanto https://flic.kr/p/68ZuxP (link is external)
Poor handling of spying revelations and a unilateral ‘stop the boats’ policy have aroused Indonesian ire. Icy relations seem set to endure with PM Abbott’s decision not to go to Bali. Tim Lindsey explains.
Presidential frontrunner ‘Jokowi’ is urging a “mental revolution” to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.
Indonesians are among the most enthusiastic users of social media in the world, and their tweets and posts are having a powerful effect on the 2014 election. But candidates seduced by virtual campaigning still risk losing critical constituencies, argues Ismail Fahmi.