Published: Apr 05, 2020
During a visit last summer where he strolled through the tropical gardens next to Indonesia's summer Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi's crown prince offered to build a grand mosque for his host, Joko Widodo. If that seemed like a generous gesture, the two men struck a bigger bargain within months, appointing the de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates to chair the steering committee for a new $34 billion Indonesian capital city.
Published: May 21, 2019
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has officially declared President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of the April 17 presidential election after completing the national vote tally in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Published: Feb 02, 2019
A respected Muslim cleric is in the spotlight after a video of him mistakenly praying for Prabowo Subianto to become “a leader” during an event attended by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo went viral on the web.
Published: Jan 19, 2019
The legal team representing firebrand Muslim cleric and terrorism convict Abu Bakar Baasyir rejected on Saturday claims that the unconditional release of the cleric was “a gift” from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, saying that the release was part of a regular judicial procedure.
Published: Dec 30, 2018
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said Indonesia’s diversity, which includes different ethnic groups, religions, cultures, customs and traditions and local languages, should not become a source of dissension but of the country’s power.