Indonesia elections: President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.
President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.
Religious tension in Indonesia has soared since late last year after Islamist-led rallies saw Jakarta's governor, a member of double minority who is ethnic Chinese and Christian, put on trial during city elections over claims he insulted Koran.
The complainant, Muhammad Hidayat, a resident of Jakarta satellite city Bekasi, said in his report to police that President's son Kaesang Pangarep also humiliated villagers by describing those he criticized for intolerant attitudes as "countrified."
Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.