The Political Horror of Jakarta's Election
AFTER the three pairs of Jakarta governor and deputy governor candidates, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni and Anies Rasyid Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno, registered with the Jakarta General Elections Commission, the political atmosphere in the capital has been in an uproar.
A written statement by Sudi Silalahi, former state secretary under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, was both shocking and embarrassing. According to Sudi, he never received the final report documents on the death of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib made by the fact-finding team (TPF).
The current state secretariat ministry's…
The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.
Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.