Economy tops agenda of Indonesia's V-P candidate

Mr Sandiaga Uno giving a talk on Indonesia's Future Economy at Orchard Hotel yesterday.
Mr Sandiaga Uno giving a talk on Indonesia's Future Economy at Orchard Hotel yesterday.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Ex-investment manager Sandiaga Uno says he has no regrets leaving business for politics

Former businessman Sandiaga Uno was a relative unknown in Indonesian politics until he announced in 2016 he was running for the deputy governor post in the Jakarta elections - which he won last year.

Then, this year, the 49-year-old again created waves when he left his post to contest in next April's presidential election as the running mate of retired three-star general Prabowo Subianto, 67. The pair will challenge President Joko Widodo, 57, who is seeking a second term, and his vice-presidential pick, 75-year-old Muslim cleric Ma'ruf Amin.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'Economy tops agenda of Indonesia's V-P candidate'. Print Edition | Subscribe