Widodo taps archrival for defense minister | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:32 AM, October 24, 2019

Widodo taps archrival for defense minister

Indonesia’s new cabinet were introduced at an informal presentation on the palace steps yesterday, with President Joko Widodo tapping his election arch-rival -- a former general with a chequered rights record -- as defence minister. Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, beat Prabowo Subianto in April elections to secure another term as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy.

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