Indonesia faces urgent call to quell discontent

IN AN extraordinary turn of events, with less than six months after being re-elected and only weeks away from being sworn into office for a second term, President Joko Widodo now finds himself under fire and harsh criticism by the average Indonesian.

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Widodo administration's authoritarian measures continue to weaken Indonesian democracy

AS MADELEINE Albright wrote in her brilliant take on the rise of authoritarian regimes, Fascism: A Warning, the Italian dictator Mussolini was once quoted as saying that when accumulating power it is best to do so as one would pluck a chicken - feather by feather - "so each squawk is heard...