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Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the 7th and current president of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first president not to come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.
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Indonesia court orders president to apologize for Papua internet curbsAn Indonesian court on Wednesday ordered President Joko Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government's decision to rein in internet speeds to contain civil unrest in the Papua..
Indonesia's chronic testing lag undermines fight against COVID-19More than a month after Indonesian President Joko Widodo promised to ramp up coronavirus testing, medical workers are complaining of persistent delays in the process.
Indonesia provinces blame reagents, labs for stalling COVID-19 testingIndonesian provinces have blamed flawed distribution of reagents, too few laboratories and a lack of expertise for preventing them from getting near President Joko Widodo's target of 10,000 coronavirus..
Indonesia's Widodo tells ministers to exert all energies to curb coronavirusIndonesian President Joko Widodo ordered ministers in his cabinet on Wednesday to use "whatever means" necessary to ensure the country's infection curve of the coronavirus outbreak goes down in May, to..
Indonesia bans traditional Ramadan exodus to rein in coronavirusIndonesia will ban its traditional annual exodus by people streaming out of cities at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May, as the Southeast Asian nation looks to curb the spread of coronavirus,..
Indonesia bans Ramadan mass exodus tradition to curb coronavirus spreadIndonesia will ban the mass exodus tradition, locally known as 'mudik,' at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country,..
Indonesia president says to rapidly expand coronavirus testingPresident Joko Widodo said Indonesian will be able to conduct more than 10,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests a day for the new coronavirus after criticism of its testing rates.
Indonesia may start new holiday to replace Eid exodus amid COVID-19 concernsIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually occurring at the end of the Muslim fasting..
Indonesia rolls out nearly $25 billion more spending for coronavirusIndonesian President Joko Widodo declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday and said an additional $24.9 billion would be spent to cushion its impact.
Indonesia declares emergency over coronavirus, expands social welfareIndonesian President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and announced measures to help people with lower incomes.
Indonesia to limit people's mobility as study warns of surge in coronavirus deathsIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he planned stricter rules on mobility and social distancing as a study presented to the government warned that more than 140,000 people could die from..
Indonesia president plans stricter rules on mobility, social distancingIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he plans to impose stricter limits on mobility between regions and also to implement a large-scale policy of social distancing to help curb the spread of..
Indonesian president wants coronavirus testing to be ramped upIndonesia needs to immediately widen its testing for coronavirus to ensure detection of more infections, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday.
Indonesia president considers cutting fuel price amid coronavirusIndonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday asked his cabinet ministers to calculate the impact of falling global oil prices on domestic subsidized and non-subsidized fuel prices to protect the..
Indonesia not considering lockdown as ministers tested for COVID-19Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday the authorities were not now considering imposing a lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, as the leader, his wife and a number of ministers..
Indonesia president to take coronavirus test as cases top 100Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would get tested for coronavirus, while some of his ministers had also undergone precautionary tests after the Southeast Asian country's transport..
Exclusive: Indonesia considers 2032 Olympics bid for new capital city with SoftBank's helpIndonesian President Joko Widodo is weighing an audacious 2032 Olympics bid centered on the country's not-yet-built new capital and is in early talks with SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son and..
Indonesia fears panic buying after first coronavirus casesIndonesian President Joko Widodo urged residents on Thursday to avoid panic buying of food and medical supplies, a day after the world's fourth most populous country confirmed its first coronavirus..
Indonesia confirms first cases of coronavirus, link to Japanese visitorTwo Indonesians have tested positive for coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected Japanese national, President Joko Widodo said on Monday, marking the first confirmed cases in the world's..
Indonesia confirms two coronavirus casesIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday two Indonesians had tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in the world's fourth most populous country.
Indonesia treads tight line between China and USJAKARTA – When China and Indonesia’s Natuna maritime stand-off nearly boiled over last month, President Joko Widodo – a leader not known for his abiding interest in foreign relations – did what..
Indonesia's Jokowi: Reformer turns pragmatistJoko Widodo swept into power promising to change Indonesia - but the journey hasn't been smooth.
Factbox: Indonesia bill relaxes rules from mining to labor laws to spur investmentIndonesia's government has submitted to parliament a bill that proposes changes in 80 laws ranging from politically sensitive labor regulations to rules on mining, as President Joko Widodo seeks to..
Joko Widodo urges Australia to unite against xenophobia and intolerancePresident Joko Widodo has urged Australia to stand with Indonesia in defence of human rights during a historic speech in Canberra.
Australia and Indonesia must be partners in Pacific development: WidodoIndonesian president Joko Widodo told Australia's parliament on Monday that he wanted to work with the traditional Pacific power to expand influence in the region in the face of China's stepped-up..
Watch: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo addresses the Australian parliamentIndonesia's President Joko Widodo is addressing the Australian parliament in Canberra.
Watch: The Prime Minister and Indonesia's President hold joint media conferenceIndonesia's President Joko Widodo is speaking with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the second day of his official visit to Australia on the second day of his official visit to Australia
Indonesian president welcomed to AustraliaGovernor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Australia to sign lucrative trade dealIndonesian President Joko Widodo has touched down in Australia for an official visit.
GG to greet visiting Indonesian presidentGovernor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officialsOther investments include deals in ports, renewable energy and agriculture. JAKARTA: The figure includes nearly a dozen deals signed after a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Crown..
Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands near waters disputed with ChinaIndonesia's President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to step up investment in fisheries and energy in some of its South China Sea islands following a stand-off with China in waters that China claims..
Indonesian military says Chinese vessels left disputed watersIndonesia's military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko..
Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliamentA coalition of trade unions will mobilize thousands of people next week to block the Indonesian government's plan to relax restrictive labor rules, as President Joko Widodo's administration is set to..
Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capitalIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Indonesia president defends bid by family to enter politicsIndonesian President Joko Widodo has brushed off accusations by critics that he is looking to create a political dynasty after a decision by his son and son-in-law to run for mayoral posts in next..
Indonesia president rejects end to direct votes, relaxing term limitIndonesian President Joko Widodo rejected on Monday proposals by some politicians and a Muslim group to amend the constitution to end direct elections for the presidency and relax term limits in the..
A vibrant Asean is in India’s interest: PM“India’s Act East policy is an important part of our Indo-Pacific vision and Asean lies at the core of it. Integrated & economically vibrant Asean is in the interest of India,” PM Modi told Asean..
PM Modi meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Asean summitThe two leaders met on the sidelines of the Asean summit held in Thailand. Noting that India and Indonesia are close maritime neighbours, both leaders reiterated their commitment to work together for..
Indonesia president says no plan to drop controversial anti-graft billIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had no plan to revoke a new law that critics fear could curb the powers of the country's anti-corruption agency and that has triggered nationwide..
Indonesian president opens bridge in Papua amid efforts to quell unrestIndonesian President Joko Widodo will officially open a new $128 million bridge in Papua on Monday amid a renewed pledge to develop one of the country's poorest regions, which has seen a spike in..
Jokowi and Subianto: Why Indonesia's leader went from scorn to selfiesWhen Indonesia's president put his former rival in government many were left confused and concerned.
Indonesia president tells cabinet to fix regulations, create jobsIndonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday ordered his new cabinet members to simplify the country's regulatory framework within their first month in office, stressing the new administration's..
Indonesia president taps opposition, start-up founder for new cabinetIndonesian President Joko Widodo announced his second-term cabinet on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the opposition leader as he..
Widodo's gamble: Indonesia president includes fierce rival in cabinetIndonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including former general Prabowo Subianto in the cabinet, his main rival who has long harbored..
Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founderIndonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the..
Factbox: Policy challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second termIndonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the..
Factbox: Key economic appointments in Indonesia's new cabinetIndonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new..