Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian General Prabowo Subianto said his country, the world’s third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the leader who will restore it to greatness. Subianto, running for President a second time in the April 17 elections, faced a major campaign test yesterday when he and his running mate, millionaire businessman Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, debate President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and his vice presidential pick, conservative cleric Ma’ruf Amin, in the first of five debates. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin