Workers prepare election materials before their distribution to polling stations in Jakarta. Reuters
Widodo ran with Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin against former military general Prabowo Subianto, who secured 45 percent of votes, according to unofficial "quick counts" of sample votes by private pollsters.
Indonesian authorities warned on Thursday against unrest as a firebrand ex-general rejected unofficial election results that appeared to hand President Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy.
President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.
Emirates airline has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of 1st June, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free.
A 55-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing four minor boys by putting chilli powder in their private parts.
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader,