Indonesia’s Anies pledges jobs, green incentives, strong growth if elected president

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian presidential candidate Anies Baswedan on Thursday presented to the election commission policy pledges focused on generating growth and jobs, incentivising renewable energy investment and containing inflation in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

A copy of the former Jakarta governor’s policy platform, seen by Reuters, included commitments to expand access to the global market for palm oil farmers, strengthen free trade agreements, phase out coal power plants and target average growth of 5.5% to 6.5% annually.

(Reporting by Stanley Widianto and Ananda Teresia; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor, Martin Petty)