Triad of dark forces

Kompas – October 17, 2012
Triad of dark forces

In addition to the myriad of social and economic problems that plague the capital, newly elected Jakarta governor and deputy governor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo (right) and Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama (left) also face what some observers have called the ‘triad of dark forces’ – business interests that have enjoyed decades of rampant unregulated development, sabotage by entrenched political forces that dominate the city council and racial and religious bigotry cultivated by the previous administration to shore up electoral support.