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Fanny Potkin

In Indonesia's election, the winner is Widodo - and Islam

19 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have already won".

Indonesian ruling coalition leads in unofficial count of parliamentary vote: pollster

17 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win more than half the votes in an election for the national parliament, based on a count of more than 60 percent of ballots cast on Wednesday, two pollsters said.

Indonesian ruling coalition leads in unofficial count of parliamentary vote - pollster

17 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win more than half the votes in an election for the national parliament, based on a count of more than 60 percent of ballots cast on Wednesday, two pollsters said.

Indonesian ruling coalition leads in unofficial count of parliamentary vote: pollster

17 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win more than half the votes in an election for the national parliament, based on a count of more than 60 percent of ballots cast on Wednesday, two pollsters said.

Thwarting fraud: thousands to 'crowd-source' Indonesian election results

16 Apr 2019

JAKARTA More than 10,000 people have volunteered to crowd-source election results posted at polling stations across Indonesia on Wednesday in a real-time bid to thwart attempts at fraud during the biggest single-day election in the world.

Fact-checkers vs. hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

11 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

Indonesia to fix motorbike ride-hailing rates; may hurt Grab, Go-Jek

25 Mar 2019

March 25 Indonesian authorities mandated on Monday that ride-hailing motorcycle service providers will only be able to charge rates within a fixed band, a move that could put hurdles in the expansion plans of Go-Jek, Grab and other ride-hailing firms.

Philippines rejects Go-Jek appeal against ride-hailing licence ban

19 Mar 2019

MANILA Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek lost an appeal on Tuesday against the Philippines' decision to refuse to grant it a licence due to its failure to meet local ownership criteria, in a major blow to its Southeast Asia expansion plans.

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

13 Mar 2019

JAKARTA Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia's Lippo Karawaci to raise $1 bln in funding, names CEO

12 Mar 2019

* Will get $730 mln from rights issue underwritten by Riady family

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