Yoes Kanawas, Ph.D Candidate | Jokowi’s son and V-P candidate silences critics in debate ahead of Indonesia’s polls
December 28, 2023 – from The Straits Times
Mr. Yoes Kenawas, a research fellow at Atma Jaya Catholic University, told ST: “Their theatrical performance became the talk of the town. It’s more the performative aspects, rather than the substantive ones, (that are used to attract voters).” Mr Yoes said that for the president and vice-president to be an effective team, technical knowledge is not enough, and that strategic thinking is also required to achieve bigger goals for the country. But he added: “It is hard to see the (Prabowo-Gibran) pair do that.” He acknowledged that Indonesia has progressed under Mr Widodo, but said many experts still had doubts whether the President’s policies and development strategies could ensure sustainable and equitable progress for the nation.