Former special forces commander gives rare access to the Guardian during campaign to become nation’s next president

Prabowo Subianto is not the type of man you want to inadvertently enrage – especially not while seated directly across from him in his private jet, flying thousands of feet above the Java Sea.

The special forces commander-turned-Indonesian presidential candidate is stretching out his legs, and drinking a coffee in a leather seat on his private plane after a huge rally in the city of Palembang in South Sumatra.

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