A strongman apparatchik accused of multiple human rights abuses. A violent nationalist. A pious defender of Muslims. A loyal acolyte of a popular president with few achievements of his own.
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JAKARTA — Indonesia's president on Wednesday (Feb 28) awarded Prabowo Subianto, his presumed successor and an ex-special forces commander, the rank of honorary four-star general, decades after he was dismissed from the military amid allegations of rights abuses.
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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo on Wednesday awarded the country’s defence minister and presumptive president-elect, Prabowo Subianto, the honorary rank of four-star general, a move critics blasted as “vulgar political manoeuvring” and a betrayal of the victims of human rights abuses.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday awarded an honorary four-star general rank to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, a former high-ranking army officer who is linked to human rights abuses and who emerged as the apparent winner of the Feb. 14 presidential election.
JAKARTA — In the afternoon sun, dozens of Indonesians, mostly women, gather in a snaking queue to buy bags of subsidised rice, their arms poking through a metal gate to grab tickets assuring them a spot to make a purchase.
Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is on track to become the country's next president. With his vice-presidential running mate none other than the eldest son of incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Prabowo won public support during the Feb. 14 election by promising to maintain the course of the current government, which remains highly popular.
JAKARTA -- Indonesian palm oil producers are voicing concerns that the continuing rise in domestic demand for biofuels could harm the country's food security and take a toll on exports amid stagnant production of the commodity.