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Indonesia president names election rival as defense minister

Oct. 23, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo named his defeated election rival, a former general linked to human rights abuses, as his defense minister Wednesday and added entrepreneurs and technocrats to his Cabinet to address slowing growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy. The lineup...

Indonesia's losing presidential candidate to join Cabinet

Oct. 21, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's opposition leader and losing presidential candidate said Monday that he will join his election rival's Cabinet to help strengthen the country's defense, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy. Former special forces general...

Students resume protests in Indonesia streets over new law

Sep. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police. Authorities blocked streets leading to the Parliament building in Jakarta, where 560 members of the House of...

Indonesian students rally against changes to corruption law

Sep. 24, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency. The university students are enraged that Indonesia's Parliament passed the law last week that...