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World 02 Jun 2013 | 7:41 AM Premium

Presidency beckons for Jakarta's rags-to-riches governor

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, might well be the future of Indonesian democracy. Here's why.

World 02 Jun 2013 | 10:11 AM Premium

Insight - Presidency beckons for Jakarta's rags-to-riches governor

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, might well be the future of Indonesian democracy. Here's why.

AseanPlus News 30 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowimania hits Indonesia

JAKARTA: Wearing a black T-shirt and leather jacket, the governor of Jakarta thrusts his fist into the air among a sweat-soaked, headbanging crowd at a concert by rock band Metallica.

World 28 Oct 2013 | 5:55 PM Premium

Indonesia politician grabs new headlines by banning monkey business

JAKARTA (Reuters) - On the congested streets of Indonesia's capital, chained monkeys are a surreal sideshow. Some ride tiny bicycles wearing baby doll masks or shake people's hands for small change.

World 01 Nov 2013 | 5:00 PM Premium

Indonesia capital raises minimum wage by 11 percent amid tepid call for more

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's capital raised its minimum wages by 11 percent on Friday, far below demands for a 50 percent rise during a two-day strike that failed to draw the millions hoped for by some labour groups.

World 25 Nov 2013 | 7:10 PM Premium

Major Indonesia Golkar party clings to unpopular presidential candidate

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's second biggest political party has stood behind its candidate for next year's presidential election despite fears among some members that the controversial tycoon was far too unpopular among voters to stand any chance of winning.

World 13 Dec 2013 | 4:10 PM Premium

Ghost of Indonesia's Suharto gives life to his old political party

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's autocratic former President Suharto left office in disgrace, his political empire and the economy in ruin, but 15 years later, his old ruling party hopes nostalgia for his legacy will sweep it back into power.

Community 08 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

MB: Make Ipoh special

DEVELOPERS, especially those born and bred in Ipoh, have been called upon to make the city a unique place to live in. Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said he wants to see Ipoh city being developed into a special place that people would want to come and live in and urged local developers to assist the state in realising this.

World 08 Jan 2014 | 5:50 PM Premium

Jakarta governor would easily win Indonesian presidency - poll

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta's hugely popular governor, Joko Widodo, looks unstoppable as the man to be Indonesia's next president, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday, which showed him four times more popular than his closest rival.

World 20 Jan 2014 | 5:11 PM Premium

Floods force thousands to evacuate in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have inundated parts of the Indonesian capital, forcing more than 30,000 people to evacuate and posing a challenge for its wildly popular governor, Joko Widodo, a possible presidential candidate.