Widodo says the government would seek to restore the rights of victims "fairly and wisely without negating judicial resolving", though did not specify how.
Students rallied outside parliament in capital Jakarta, protesting against rising fuel and food costs and the prospect of President Joko Widodo outstaying his two-term limit.
More than 100 million Indonesians are registered to vote at polls staffed by almost 2.7 million election workers, with some taking ballot boxes to hospitalised Covid patients.
The Indonesian government needs to address the root of West Papuan grievances and find a path to reconciliation.
Losing candidate claims 'structural, systemic and massive' fraud prevented him from winning, but experts doubt his claims have a leg to stand on.
Indonesia's various music styles could be the deciding factor for winning some hearts – and votes – for Indonesians as they head to the polls next week.
The death toll of at least 1,347 is certain to rise, officials say, as rescuers reach devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres.
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