Acrobatics in the New Capital
President Jokowi is involving three international figures in the planning of the new capital. This is more of a problem than a solution.
THE announcement by President Joko Widodo about the appointments of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed al-Nahyan, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, as chairman and members of the new capital advisory board seems rather hasty and arbitrary. It is not clear how they were selected, or what use they will be.
Like the lightning fast decision-making process over the moving of the capital from Ja...