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Nusantara will be a capital city all Indonesians can be proud of

Potential pitfalls need to be carefully managed

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Joko Widodo inspects an area planned to be Indonesia's new capital at Sepaku district in East Kalimantan in December 2019: his administration needs to ensure legal certainty of the project.   © Antara Foto/Reuters

Dr. Asmiati Malik is an assistant professor at Universitas Bakrie Indonesia.

Indonesia's parliament last week authorized plans to relocate the capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, approving the name Nusantara, meaning archipelago, chosen by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

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