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With his prison sentence behind him, Ahok is now expanding his business and again embarking into politics. He decided to join the PDI-P following Megawati’s frequent visits while he was in prison. His relationship with the PSI is deteriorating. The former Jakarta governor was once courted by Prabowo’s camp.
Ahok experienced all kinds of pressure during his time at the Brimob HQ. But money poured in from book sales.
Sunny Tanuwidjaja became Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s right-hand man when the latter was Jakarta’s deputy governor. Their close relationship ended after the KPK exposed the bribery surrounding the Jakarta Bay reclamation project.
After he was appointed Pertamina’s president commissioner, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has had to deal with various production and distribution issues. He now shoulders Jokowi’s mandate to curb oil imports.
CONVICTED of religious blasphemy, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, former Jakarta governor, spent 625 days in the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) detention center. On May 9, 2017, after the North Jakarta district court sentenced him to two years in prison, Ahok—as Basuki is familiarly called—was immediately taken to the Cipinang Prison in East Jakarta. The following day, for security reasons, he was moved to the Brimob headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.