Indonesia candidates turn to K-pop to pull votes

Indonesia candidates turn to K-pop to pull votes

Agence France-Presse February 10, 2024 | 10:34am JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia holds its presidential election on Wednesday but candidates are looking to another country’s export to win votes — K-pop, the South Korean sensation that has swept much of the world. At an event held by young volunteers for candidate Anies Baswedan in the capital … Read more

Commentary: Can respected Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani campaign all the way to the top?

Many of the complaints about Megawati boiled down to issues with presentation and communication – living under the shadow of her father and the country’s first president Sukarno didn’t help. While no one would accuse Sri Mulyani of speaking too informally, the perception of women’s leadership is deeply rooted and difficult to combat. That’s hardly … Read more

Popular governor of Indonesian capital ‘prepared’ to run for president

SINGAPORE: The popular governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday (Sep 15) said he is “prepared” to run for president of the world’s third-largest democracy in 2024, despite not yet securing the support of any political party. With his five-year term as governor coming to a close next month, Anies Baswedan, 53, has emerged in … Read more