Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Politics Jokowi seeks to boost image by putting media chiefs in government One detractor says Indonesian president's cabinet picks 'damage democracy' Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the ASEAN leaders summit in November: Faced with falling public support, Widodo has appointed new advisers to boost his standing with young people.
SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer November 27, 2019 16:26 JST | Indonesia
JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is seeking to bolster his public support by handing a number of advisory and cabinet posts to media moguls or members of their families.
This has prompted observers to say he is trying to use their influence to silence his critics as he seeks to push through potentially unpopular economic reforms.
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