Jakarta. Political news dominated the list of most-read stories on the Jakarta Globe's website in 2014 as Joko Widodo narrowly beat Prabowo Subianto to become Indonesia's seventh president.
Desi Anwar's column on losing presidential candidate Prabowo — just as he filed for a review of the election results with the Constitutional Court on July 25 — was the most-read story last year. Prabowo's call on global leaders to withhold congratulating Joko was also among the most popular.
The public caning of a woman in Aceh for allegedly having an extramarital affair, when in fact she was gang raped, was the second most-viewed story of last year.
Among other big stories was the shutdown of Jakarta's Stadium nightclub and the government's ban of the Islamic State in Indonesia.
The following is a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2014:
Aceh Rape Victim to Be Caned, Shariah Official Insists
Prabowo Calls on World Leaders to ‘Withhold Congratulatory Statements’ to Jokowi
Desi Anwar: Joko Widodo — CEO of Indonesia Inc.
Jokowi-Kalla Win Indonesia Presidential Election as KPU Completes Tally
Government: Stadium Nightclub Shuttered ‘Forever’
Our Soulmates, Our Selves
Indonesia’s Sex Tape Islamic Cleric Charged With Violating Anti-Porn Law
Keep Indonesia Secular, Yudhoyono Urges
Indonesian Government Officially Bans ISIS
The year in review and outlook for 2015