In a recent address to his cabinet, President Joko Widodo, said that infrastructure plans should not to be limited to the short term, but should be thought out 50 to 100 years ahead. He has other ambitious plans, including health care for all citizens, improving the lives of Indonesia’s poor, and bringing the newly established body, the Creative Economy Board, directly under his watch. But how will the president convince his coalition, the opposition, and the public, that such reforms are essential for Indonesia’s future?
Presenter: Geraldine Doogue, Producer: Muditha Dias
Michael Bachelard, Indonesia correspondent, Fairfax Media
Andini Effendi, Indonesian news anchor with Metro TV