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  • Prabowo files challenge to election result at Constitutional Court – Reuters. July 25, 2014. The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result on Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.
  • Prabowo allegations of hackers stealing votes completely unfounded: Police – Jakarta Globe. July 25, 2014. The campaign team of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto arrived outside Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Friday with a 200-strong army of lawyers in tow in a last-ditch bid to nullify the election result.
  • Voter turnout fails to meet expectations – Jakarta Post. July 25, 2014. With this year's presidential election featuring two presidential candidates with contrasting styles, many predicted voter turnout would reach a record high.
  • Indonesia needs more accessible services: UN – Jakarta Post. July 25, 2014. Indonesia must improve access to quality social services and to jobs to reduce the widening inequality gap that has left the country's growing middle class vulnerable to poverty, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says in its latest report.
  • A farewell to the New Order with Jokowi? – Jakarta Globe. July 24, 2014. Joko Widodo's election victory has inspired fresh hope that the country can finally resolve rights abuses that have gone unaddressed for decades, as well as sweep away all vestiges of the New Order era that continue to pervade the government and politics.
  • Security concerns as Prabowo seeks to overturn election result – Jakarta Globe. July 24, 2014. While Joko Widodo has been officially announced as Indonesia's president elect by the General Elections Committee, or KPU, his rival contender Prabowo Subianto has indicated that he will use legal as well as political means to overturn the election result.
  • Thai junta awards itself sweeping amnesty under interim constitution – Washington Post. July 24, 2014. Thailand's junta has announced an interim constitution that gives itself an amnesty for staging the May 22 coup that overthrew the government of Yingluck Shinawatra. The constitution has been approved by King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • 'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre – top rights official – BBC News. July 24, 2014. Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum detention centre has "significantly deteriorated", leaving people "plagued by despair".
  • Prabowo Subianto launches court challenge to Joko Widodo's presidential victory – Sydney Morning Herald. July 23, 2014. Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto will challenge the result of the election in the country's constitutional court, citing "irregularities" that his team says cast doubt on up to 21 million votes.
  • Prabowo's legal challenge futile: Legal experts – Jakarta Post. July 23, 2014. The loser of the presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, may well have to swallow his claim that he has absolutely no trust in the state institutions handling election cases after his camp strongly indicated that they would file a complaint to the Constitutional Court.
  • Jokowi's victory is a decisive break with Indonesia's old order – Jakarta Post. July 23, 2014. Over 130 million Indonesians voted in the recent presidential election, and notwithstanding the losing candidate Prabowo Subianto's continued refusal to concede, the world's third largest democracy awoke today to a hopeful new future.
  • Jokowi promises to make life easier for investors – Reuters. July 23, 2014. Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job.
  • Thai junta leader could be PM under interim charter: adviser – Reuters. July 23, 2014. The leader of Thailand's junta could become prime minister in a government to be set up under a newly drafted interim constitution, a junta legal adviser says. However the nomination will be decided by an appointed provisional parliament.
  • Burma transition 'not yet taken root', threatened by continuing abuses: Group – Irrawaddy. July 23, 2014. Burma's transition to democracy, peace and justice has yet to take root and is being disrupted by continuing political repression, cronyism, ethnic conflict and outbreaks of anti-Muslim violence, an international human rights organization has warned.
  • Legal mess as Prabowo pulls out of vote count – Jakarta Globe. July 22, 2014. Prabowo Subianto upstaged Tuesday night's announcement confirming his defeat in the election earlier this month by declaring his rejection of the official outcome on the basis of alleged fraud, in a move that poses an unusual precedent for constitutional law.
  • Prabowo camp divided over plan to contest poll result – Jakarta Post. July 22, 2014. Members of the Red and White Coalition supporting the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket have voiced their objection to the camp's plan to challenge the final election result at the Constitutional Court.
  • Thai media call on junta to ease restrictions – Reuters. July 22, 2014. Thai media organizations called on the military government on Monday to ease restrictions after the junta said it would shut down news outlets putting out what it considers critical coverage.
  • Cambodia opposition ends year-long boycott of parliament – Agence France Presse. July 22, 2014. Cambodia's main opposition party has announced it has struck a deal with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election.
  • Jokowi-Kalla win Indonesia presidential election as KPU completes tally – Jakarta Globe. July 21, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has won the presidential election with just over 53 percent of the vote against Prabowo Subianto, who garnered just less than 47 percent – according to the official results from 34 provinces compiled on Sunday.
  • Indonesian general Prabowo's post-election bluff nears use-by date – Sydney Morning Herald. July 21, 2014. In the almost two weeks since Indonesia's presidential election on July 9, the big question in Indonesia has been: "What does Prabowo Subianto think he's doing?.
  • Members of Prabowo's team raise white flag – Jakarta Post. July 21, 2014. Members of the Merah-Putih (Red and White) Coalition supporting the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket, have conceded defeat following the release of a temporary real count by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
  • Senior Golkar politicians seek extraordinary congress – Jakarta Post. July 21, 2014. As hope for a Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential election win fades, Golkar Party executives have opened up the possibility of holding an extraordinary congress this year to elect a new leader.

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