US-Indonesia disputes in the spotlight
Bilateral tensions lurk behind American Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to Jakarta, a three-day tour the US has billed as a 'goodwill' visit
By REUTERS APRIL 17, 2017 5:24 PM (UTC+8)
Papuan students display placards during an anti-Freeport rally in front of the US giant Freeport-McMoRan office in Jakarta on April 7, 2017. The students demanded an end to mining by Freeport in Papua and the freedom of Papua from Indonesia. / AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO
“What does it mean, ‘America first’? I can say, too, ‘Indonesia first’ if you say ‘America first’.”
It also dropped JP Morgan as a primary bond dealer after the bank’s research analysts issued a negative report on the country in November.