While ethnic and racial issues can be a touchy subject, especially in the lead-up to big political events like the upcoming presidential elections, analysts say in a more democratically mature Indonesia, there’s no more room to play the race card.

Supporters of Indonesia's Defence Minister and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, react at their campaign rally in Jakarta, Indonesia February 10, 2024. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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