Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate, K.H. Ma'ruf Amin, wave after registering for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission (KPU) office in Jakarta.
This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.
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#2019GantiPresiden (#2019ChangePresident), a social media campaign opposing Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s bid for re-election next year.
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Understanding the significance of #2019ChangePresident as a game-changer in the next presidential election is crucial.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre left) shakes hands with his vice-presidential running mate, Ma'ruf Amin (centre right), during a meeting with supporters before registering their bid for the 2019 election in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
Sandiaga Uno (left) will compete with Ma'ruf Amin for vice presidential seat in the 2010 election.
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We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
Vice-presidential candidates could make or break presidential candidates’ chances of winning the 2019 election.
With two weeks to go to the formal announcement deadline, people are still clueless about the running mates for incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subiantoro.
Should Indonesians be worried about the country’s rising debt under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo?
An objective elaboration and analysis of the government debt situation in Indonesia to help answer the public's concern on the prospect of the country's economy in the future.
Supporters of the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Habib Rizieq, shout slogans during a protest outside police headquarters in Jakarta in 2017.
Reading the change in the reaction of conservative Muslim organisations towards terrorist attacks.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has built a new image to stay relevant for younger voters for the 2019 election.
A social media post on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wearing denim jackets and sneakers on a motorbike has gone viral. What is behind Jokowi's latest stint on social media?
High-tech startup success stories shouldn’t hide that the Indonesian economy and population are relying primarily on a myriad of micro and small businesses that are low-tech and low-growth.
Micro-entrepreneurs make up the bulk of the Indonesian economy and population. But red tape and corruption are keeping them from entering the 'formal' sector.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrive for photographs ahead of a bilateral meeting during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney on March 17, 2018.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on inviting Australia to join ASEAN has raised speculations that he was just being Javanese. This is the background to that statement.
A man protesting against the government’s new power to ban organisations deemed anti-Pancasila, Indonesia’s state ideology.
A recently passed regulation in lieu of law allows the government to ban organisations deemed against Indonesia's state ideology Pancasila. It marks a troubling turn towards ultra-nationalism.
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5.
The Indonesian government has back-pedalled on an announcement by the head of the country's military that cooperation between the two countries would be suspended.
George Brandis (centre) was ‘the guest’ of the co-ordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Wiranto (right), during a recent visit to Indonesia.
Here’s the glaring omission in George Brandis' list of issues raised recently with Indonesian President Joko Widodo: human rights.
Jokowi: scourge of corruption?
A dynamic new president promised Indonesians sweeping reform of a rotten system. Instead, all they've gotten are baby steps.
Ready for work – new faces in Indonesia’s cabinet.
We asked experts on Indonesian politics and economy how they see the August 12 cabinet reshuffle.
Julie Bishop recently claimed that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is ‘very strong and very good’.
On balance, it seems that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is more or less back to its usual setting – where “usual setting” means “fragile”.
The Indonesian parliament plans to weaken the country’s anti-corruption commission, the KPK, despite strong public support for its work.
The Indonesian parliament is planning to revise the law on the country's anti-graft agency. If passed, elements of the revision could weaken the agency's power to investigate corruption.
Indonesia is forcing people with drug dependence problems to go into rehab.
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
New Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s still unsure about attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane.
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Australian prime minister Tony Abbott met with newly sworn Indonesian president Joko Widodo after his inauguration in Jakarta, inviting him to attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane. But Jokowi, as the new…
Indonesians are celebrating the inauguration of their new president, Joko Widodo.
In Indonesia, people are celebrating. Joko Widodo’s supporters joined a parade on Monday to welcome him and Jusuf “JK” Kalla on the day they were sworn into office as Indonesia’s new president and vice-president…