Ian Lloyd Neubauer
May 31, 2019

Is Jakarta safe for business after post-election riots?

"Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia continue to advise travellers to avoid sections of Central Jakarta."

It's business as usual for Jakarta after the two days of riots against the reelection of President Joko Widodo

Angry mobs hurling stones, storming buildings and burning cars. 45,000 riot police armed with tear gas and water cannons. Two dozen Islamic State fighters arrested. Seven hundred wounded. Eight dead. Social media censored to stop the spread of fake news.  

Images depicting these shocking events were seen around the world when riots erupted in Jakarta on May 21 and 22. The violence followed the announcement of the official results of last month's general election...

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