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I’m no dictator: Jokowi

  • Haeril Halim and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, August 9, 2017 | 08:00 am
I’m no dictator: Jokowi President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right) opens the National Competition for Martial Arts Academy in Lubang Buaya, East Jakarta, on Aug.8. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

PREMIUM Former president Soeharto was nicknamed “the smiling general,” even though he was widely feared for his authoritarian brand of leadership that allowed him to rule over the country for 32 years. Nearly a decade after Soeharto’s death, Indonesia’s current leader, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is rebuffing a label circulating on social media calling him an aut...