- Plenty of places to go for analysis of next week’s presidential election: Melbourne University’s Election Watch blog, the ANU’s New Mandala, and the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter blog are all worth bookmarking.
- For a youthful take on the election, you can’t go past Ayo Vote (Bahasa Indonesia)
- But we feel that the sharpest analysis, as always, comes in the form of an Epic Rap Battle of Presidency.
- Polling shows that the election will go down to the wire, with vote-rich provinces like East and West Java being places to watch.
- Candidates had their wealth calculated by the anti-corruption commission.
- Two high-profile media endorsements for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo today, from the Jakarta Post and The Economist.
- The Wall Street Journal has an excellent rundown of the state of Indonesia’s economy as its people go to the polls—it is, you guessed it, at a crossroads.
- Some good news: Indonesia’s corrupt former Constitutional Court chief justice has been sentenced to life.
On the blog
- ‘A Bule’s Guide to Ramadhan’—Kirrilly McKenzie and Sophie Wadden take a light-hearted look at Ramadhan and how you can enjoy it with your Muslim friends in Australia and Indonesia.
Events & opportunities
- Check out the great new positions advertised at the AIYA Job Board.
- Fancy a political Saturday in Jakarta? At 14:00 tomorrow, you can go to either #KenapaPrabowo, an event featuring young thinkers supporting Prabowo-Hatta (including ANU alumnus and Mayor of Bogor Bima Arya), or a free stadium concert from artists in support of Jokowi-JK.