Scourge a major challenge ahead of Indonesian elections

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) being greeted by Mr Hasto Kristiyanto, secretary-general of the PDI-P party, last month. Indonesia will have regional elections in June, ahead of a presidential ballot next year.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) being greeted by Mr Hasto Kristiyanto, secretary-general of the PDI-P party, last month. Indonesia will have regional elections in June, ahead of a presidential ballot next year. PHOTO: REUTERS

Which of these is true:

• Scores of Chinese nationals have been arriving at Jakarta's main international airport to work at mines in eastern Indonesia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Scourge a major challenge ahead of Indonesian elections'. Subscribe