2018 Asian Games

Indonesia will be hosting the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang this year amid concerns over a lack of preparations and worries about how traffic congestion in Jakarta and the annual haze from forest fires in Palembang will affect the games.

On the electoral front, President Widodo's Islamic opponents appear to be running out of steam with most surveys showing that dispute a plethora of national figures claiming to be ready to be nominated (siap nyalon) as rival candidates, Widodo remains the favorite in the race for the 2019 president election

Kompas - January 3, 2018