Indonesian election

Prabowo zooms in on economic challenges

Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (far left), seen here with his running mate Sandiaga Uno, says he is targeting achieving self-sufficiency in food, energy and water for the sprawling archipelago.
Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (far left), seen here with his running mate Sandiaga Uno, says he is targeting achieving self-sufficiency in food, energy and water for the sprawling archipelago.PHOTO: REUTERS

Presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is zooming in on the country's economic challenges to corral support.

Indonesia is struggling to reduce its current account deficit - having imported more goods and services than it exported - which probably exceeded US$25 billion (S$33.6 billion) last year, according to economists.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Prabowo zooms in on economic challenges'. Print Edition | Subscribe