Channel NewsAsia: Joko Widodo has suggested that Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, a vice-presidential hopeful in the 2019 election, is likely to be his successor.
Radio Free Asia: Indonesia welcomes experts and consultants from the US, China, and Japan to be involved in the construction project of a new capital city on Borneo island.
Indonesia plans to expand Jakarta’s metro network spending about US$40 billion, which could rival Hong Kong and Singapore in terms of length. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-preps-us40-billion-for-a-metro-to-rival-singapore-and-hong-kong
Anti-corruption agency advised Indonesia’s government to be more cautious on investment from China as it is seen as part of Chinese economic expansion. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesian-anti-graft-agency-warns-of-risk-of-chinese-investment
Indonesia’s President announced that the country’s capital, Jakarta, will move from crowded, sinking and polluted city to a site on Borneo island. Shanghai Daily
A group of activists and environmentalists in Jakarta has decided to sue the Indonesian government to take action against filthy air quality. The Guardian
Indonesian President announced that he is leading his challenger in quick counts of election votes but called on his supporters to wait for the official results. TRT World
Indonesia’s two presidential candidates pledged to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fuelled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports. Channel NewsAsia
Indonesian President debates with election rival over issues including corruption and law enforcement, three months ahead of voting. Channel News Asia
A jailbreak in western Indonesia has left 90 inmates on the run after they made their escape on their way to a prayer gathering. The Straits Times