Anies Wants to Discontinue New Capital Nusantara Project

Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan said that he will not continue the development of Indonesia’s New Capital Nusantara (IKN) if he is elected. Anies’ statement comes as a response to a question from his rival Ganjar Pranowo about whether he agrees with the plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to IKN in East Kalimantan.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian student armies

The Indonesian word ‘pemuda’, or young person, has a complex meaning and history. Like in other languages and cultures, the term conjures up images of change and vitality. But in Indonesia, it also carries militaristic and masculine connotations which are coloured by the way it was used during the New Order era.

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