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Domestic issues to top Widodo's priorities

Indonesia's recent execution of drug traffickers and slashing of fuel subsidies have borne this out.

Mr Widodo (above) will not act as the consummate statesman that his predecessor, Dr Yudhoyono, was. But he will be Indonesia's top salesman to raise investments and achieve greater production- based growth for the country.

THE recent execution of eight drug-traffickers in Indonesia, including seven foreigners, has cast a negative spotlight on Indonesia's government. Many other Asian countries (including China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore) also impose capital punishment for drug offences and have executed