Public trumps private in Widodo’s Indonesia

Nationlal leader has given a lion's share of government projects to state over private interests, an allocation critics say has decelerated the economy

Jakarta, October 21, 2017 9:30 AM (UTC+8)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C), accompanied by officials, switches on a tunnel boring machine for the Mass Rapid Transport system under construction in the capital city during a launch ceremony on September 21, 2015.  Jakarta's first mass rapid transport system is expected to be finished in 2018. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C), accompanied by officials, switches on a tunnel boring machine for the Mass Rapid Transport system under construction in the capital city during a launch ceremony on September 21, 2015. Jakarta's first mass rapid transport system is expected to be finished in 2018. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad
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