Presidential candidates Joko Widodo, Prabowo Subianto spar over defence policy as Indonesia vote nears

Indonesian presidential candidates clashed over the nation’s low defence budget and foreign policy with the world’s third-largest democracy set to go to polls in less than three weeks.Prabowo Subianto, who’s challenging incumbent Joko Widodo in a rematch of the 2014 elections, said he would significantly boost defence spending to better prepare the nation’s armed forces against any external threats.Widodo, known as Jokowi, pitched for bolstering the technical capability of the forces, saying…