Asia Pacific 'People's choice' Widodo eyes major spending reform in Indonesia

The new president plans to slash electricity and fuel subsidies, which would penalize Indonesia's wealthier consumers, in order to spend more on health and education.

By , Correspondent

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Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo, has begun laying the groundwork for what could be the biggest redistribution in decades in public spending in Southeast Asia's largest economy.