STATUES and sculptures in public places have been met with fierce rejection in several spots of the country over the past few years. Groups have dismantled and burned down statues or requested for these ‘offending’ items to be covered up or relocated, citing idolatry and incompatibility with local culture.
Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.