Under the spotlight, the government withdraws its intention to release Abu Bakar Ba’asyir. The plan to release the terrorism convict is believed could hurt Jokowi’s electability. The planned release was Yusril Ihza Mahendra’s maneuver.
Jokowi and Prabowo embrace religious figures to win Muslim voters. Supporters of the 212 movement are divided.
RELIGIOUS leaders are given crucial roles in the 2019 presidential election.
Adviser to the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin Campaign Team, Yusril Ihza Mahendra: