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More great things will happen

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  01:17 am

Infrastructure and human resources development, investment promotion, bureaucratic and structural reform and efficient and prudent fiscal management that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo outlined as his top priority programs for his second and last term in office are by and large similar to his policies over the past five years.Yet more promising is that he will be better able to accelerate the implementation of these programs because he will have more political courage to implement bolder, though painful, reforms for the long-term good of the economy. His coalition’s majority in the House of Representatives is further political capital to help him carry through many more structural reforms to strengthen economic competitiveness. He will no longer have to hesitate in implementing unpopular measures, such as reform of the energy policy, which has so far wasted huge sums of taxpayers...