29 Oct '14, 11pm

Can Malaysia have a Jokowi? - by Maria Chin Abdullah (Mkini)

By Maria Chin Abdullah Malaysiakini Oct 29, 2014 As politics unfold in Indonesia, many are impressed with their responses towards democracy building. On Oct 20, Indonesians witnessed a peaceful transfer of power with the inauguration of the seventh president of Indonesia. Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, had defeated Prabowo Subianto by 6.3 percent in the presidential election on July 9, 2014. While Prabowo had initially submitted an election petition to challenge the results, he had gracefully accepted the court’s ruling when it rejected all his complaints. This sealed the Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla team’s presidential victory in the eyes of the law and the voters. Indeed, President Jokowi’s beginnings have been anything but impressive in his quest to eradicate corruption and build a clean government. President Joko Widodo had announced his cabinet and he had strategically su...

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