Absolutely nobody was advantaged by the riots in Jakarta on May 22. Prabowo Subianto’s reputation was damaged for coming across as incapable of handling his own supporters who had invested so much hope in himself.
President Joko Widodo obviously was unsettled that the first days of his being determined election winner was colored by masses running amok.
The show of violence that occurred all night in front of the offices of the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) in Jalan MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, spread to Jalan Petamburan and Slipi, West Jakarta, wreaking ravage for everybody in its wake with no exception. Eight citizens died and hundreds...