10 must-reads for today

An electoral commission worker sorting ballot papers for Indonesia's April 17 general elections.
An electoral commission worker sorting ballot papers for Indonesia's April 17 general elections.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

With less than two months before the April 17 presidential and legislative polls, Indonesia is again forced to confront a rising trend of voter abstentions and its impact on the elections.

Research firm Lingkaran Survei Indonesia said at the release of its latest survey last Saturday that around 30 per cent of respondents are planning to abstain come polling day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe