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AseanPlus News 04 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi changes tune in handling rally

JAKARTA: When protesters began to swarm Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo left the State Palace to inspect a construction project, raising suspicion that he would again evade the large-scale rally by conservative Muslim groups.

Business 24 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi seeks more spending as Indonesia targets higher growth

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called for an increase in capital spending to bolster growth as a slowing global economy, the US-China trade war and rising oil prices pose risks to South-East Asia’s largest economy.

AseanPlus News 25 May 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi hopes to meet Prabowo to ease tensions

JAKARTA: Incumbent President and 2019 presidential election winner Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has again conveyed his hope to meet with rival Prabowo Subianto in a bid to ease post-election tensions and show the people at the grassroots that the “political elites are getting along well”.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi visits former first lady in hospital

SINGAPORE: Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, flew to Singapore to visit former first lady Ani Yudhoyono, who has been receiving treatment for blood cancer at the National University Hospital (NUH).

AseanPlus News 29 Nov 2017 | 3:53 AM Premium

Danish PM surprises Jokowi with Metallica vinyl box set

JAKARTA: Aware that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is an ardent fan of heavy metal, visiting Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lّkke Rasmussen gave him a box-set of Metallica's seminal record Master of Puppets during a bilateral meeting at the Bogor Palace on Tuesday afternoon.

AseanPlus News 21 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi still needs the ‘right running mate’

JAKARTA: Despite high approval ratings, according to recent surveys, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo still needs the right running mate to boost his chances for re-election in the 2019 race, Pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia executive director Burhanuddin Muhtadi said.

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2017 | 6:02 AM Premium

Jokowi: I held up umbrella for King Salman, yet China gets the investment

JAKARTA: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he was disappointed to learn that Saudi Arabia invested US$65bil (RM285bil) in China, almost ten times the 89tril rupiah (RM30mil) pledged to Indonesia, despite the President's "special treatment" of Saudi's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during his visit to Indonesia last month.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Police arrest author of ‘Jokowi Undercover’

Jakarta: Police have arrested Bambang Tri Mulyono, the author of a book titled Jokowi Undercover. Bambang has been accused of spreading hatred against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi enjoys relaxing holiday in Bogor

Bogor: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a relaxing New Year’s holiday, spending the weekend with his family at Bogor Palace.

AseanPlus News 01 Jan 2017 | 8:01 AM Premium

Jokowi enjoys relaxed holiday in Bogor

JAKARTA: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a relaxed New Year's holiday spending the weekend with his family at Bogor Palace.