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FPI Demands Removal of West Java Police Chief

THE clash between the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Indonesian Marginal Society Movement (GMBI) last January has put GMBI's patron Inspector-General Anton Charliyan under the spotlight. FPI demands Anton's removal from his post as West Java's police chief.

The conflict began when the two mass organizations clashed at the…

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Disappointed with Uber's Service

AT around 3:30pm on Christmas day, I ordered an Uber car and asked to be picked up at Pondok Gede, setting my destination as Jalan Panglima Polim in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

I asked the help of my friend (Customer ID: Rully180ue) to make…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

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.