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AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi steps up war on drugs

Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for a stronger fight against drugs amid concerns of growing drug abuse in South-East Asia’s largest economy.

AseanPlus News 20 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi plays virtual game with Zuckerberg

California: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg invited President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to join him for a game of zero-gravity ping-pong on a virtual-reality headset called Oculus Rift.

Nation 20 Oct 2014 | 9:58 AM Premium

Najib to meet Jokowi in brief courtesy call

JAKARTA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to have a brief courtesy call with Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi to strengthen ties with trip to South Asia

JAKARTA: During the series of state visits next week, Indonesian president Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will to meet his counterparts in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan with economic cooperation as the main agenda item for each encounter, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said.

AseanPlus News 18 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi pushes harsh penalty for those involved in fake vaccine scandal

Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged that the 14 health facilities, eight clinics and suppliers be firmly punished if proven guilty of having administered or supplied fake vaccines, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said.

Nation 12 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Najib: Jokowi regrets haze

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has expressed regret over the haze which hit Malaysia. The Indonesian leader, who is popularly known as Jokowi, gave his views during a meeting with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Bogor Presidential Palace.

Nation 06 Aug 2016 | 8:16 AM Premium

Najib: My relationship with Jokowi is very good

JAKARTA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he has a good relationship with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and can work agreeably with the Indonesian leader to strengthen existing bilateral ties.

Nation 14 Feb 2015 | 8:31 PM Premium

Jokowi wants Indonesians to stop working as maids abroad

SOLO, Central Java: Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wants women to stop working as domestic helpers abroad, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

AseanPlus News 28 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi: Little Suharto or ‘post-Java’ president?

PRESIDENT Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s recent post of a Javanese saying raised questions on the role of Javanese philosophy in Jokowi’s leadership style and policies coming into his second term, inviting comparisons to the quintessentially Javanese former president Suharto.

AseanPlus News 17 Nov 2016 | 2:04 AM Premium

Ahok’s case: Jokowi steps back, but moves three steps forward

JAKARTA: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a former carpenter, is taking his opponents into a game of political chess. A decision by the police to name incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama a suspect for alleged blasphemy may have well been a calculated risk - a necessary evil to secure bigger political gains.