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Jokowi focuses on Indonesia’s resources in preparation for election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a more nationalistic approach to his country’s resources
By Staff reporter 10 August 2018 0 32101

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a more nationalistic approach to his country’s resources at a rally announcing his running mate for the 2019 general election, according to Channel News Asia.

He announced policies to nationalise oil and gas assets and to seize a majority ownership of the Grasberg gold and copper mine from Freeport-McMoran.

Widodo, known as Jokowi, has also emphasised his religious credentials – his running mate is Ma’ruf Amin, who leads the board of advisers at the...