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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo was leading in the race to run the world's third-largest democracy, based on around 90 percent of samples of votes counted by independent pollsters.
KUALA LUMPUR: BIMB Holdings Bhd (BHB), which owns Bank Islam Bhd, is still keen to acquire a stake or even have a management control in Bank Syariah Indonesia as part of its expansion plan.
JAKARTA: Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected Tuesday to be declared the winner of Indonesia's tightest presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, after his opponent ex-general Prabowo Subianto accused him of cheating.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian ex-general widely thought to have narrowly lost this month's bitterly contested presidential election will not accept the official result until allegations of cheating are investigated, one of his top aides said on Sunday.
JAKARTA: He was raised in a bamboo shack in a riverbank slum on Indonesia's main island of Java. Now Joko Widodo stands a good chance of becoming the country's next president, a remarkable rise for the down-to-earth outsider in a political scene long dominated by aloof dynasties and elites from the era of dictator Suharto.
JAKARTA, June 4, 2014 (AFP) - Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off Wednesday, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record.
JAKARTA: Indonesia's presidential race unexpectedly tightened Monday when the country's second-biggest party shifted its support from frontrunner Joko Widodo and backed a former general competing against him.