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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.
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.
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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is a controversy without end. After all the political turbulence that ended with him in jail, now he is back. His book, Call me BTP: Ahok’s Psychological Journey at the Brimob HQ, the story of his experiences while he was imprisoned, was launched this week and is bound to trigger a new debate.
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