Joko Widodo talks to media during a press briefing in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. Reuters
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
A week after Indonesia’s election, the nation remains deeply divided with both candidates continuing to claim victory, prompting the authorities to warn against public displays of discord.
Indonesia’s heavy metal-loving leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in the race to lead the world’s third-biggest democracy on Wednesday, a re-run of the 2014 election contest narrowly won by Widodo. A record 245,000 candidates are running for public office
An Arab man has been jailed and asked to pay Dh500,000 for blackmailing a young woman and breaching online laws.
The step is part of RTA’s efforts to expand the use of renewable energy in all services and projects in support of the government drive towards a green and sustainable economy.
The main aim of the project is to prevent camel waste from ending up in the dump, with the government seeking to divert 75% of all waste from landfill by 2021.