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Son of Indonesian President Joko has big shoes to fill as Solo mayor

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

The 33-year-old has been willing to listen to residents' complaints, from choked drains to roof leakages.

Jokowi's son has big shoes to fill as he becomes Solo's mayor

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

With his quiet demeanour and terse public remarks, Mr Gibran Rakabuming Raka often appears cold and aloof, but to the residents of Solo city in Central Java, their mayor-to-be is nowhere near stand-offish.

Jokowi's son-in-law, new Medan mayor, is no stranger to the limelight

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

Smart, humorous and firm. These traits stand out for people who have come to know Mr Bobby Nasution.

Solo residents hope for double dose of good works for city

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

The laid-back Central Java city of Solo was lit up with cheer after unofficial tallies showed the son of Indonesian President Joko Widodo would likely become its mayor.

Solo residents hope new millennial mayor will emulate ways of his father Jokowi

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

Mr Gibran Rakabuming Raka is set to assume the post, like his father once did, after he trounced a tailor in the Dec 9 regional elections.

Malaysia PM Muhyiddin's party deputy voted out as Perak chief by Perikatan Nasional allies

December 04, 2020 1:01 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - The deputy of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia party has lost his majority test in the Perak state assembly, bringing an end to his two-year tenure as Perak Menteri Besar and exposing the rift between Bersatu and its Perikatan Nasional (PN) allies Umno in the state.

Indian action hero Rajinikanth enters political fray

December 04, 2020 6:41 AM

He vows to bring in “corruption-free” government to his home state of Tamil Nadu.

Did Abe flout Japan election law?

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

The ghosts of an old scandal have returned to haunt former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose key aides are being investigated for their role in a cherry blossom party controversy.

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