The Two Suns of Batam Island
The Mayor of Batam has repeatedly complained about dual leadership to Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
The Regional Autonomy Advisory Council’s plan to hold a hearing had to be canceled after the Presidentail Palace appointed the Mayor as chief of Batam Industrial Development Authority.
It did not take long for President Joko Widodo to come up with a decision to end the management problems in Batam, Riau Islands. A closed meeting on the special industrial area, which took place at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta two weeks ag...