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Religion in the Runoff

In addition to pitching their programs and plans to develop Jakarta, the candidates running for governor used religious sentiments to bring in votes in the second round of the voting. Numerous tactics were used, from working with Islamic political parties to campaigning with the kiai and habib. Mosques have become…

The Battlefield

The runoff Jakarta gubernatorial election is just around the corner. On April 19 this week, the two tickets who made it through the first round of voting, namely Basuki Tjahaja PurnamaDjarot Saiful Hidayat and Anies BaswedanSandiaga Uno, will vie for the votes of the mainly Muslim voters who supported Agus…

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Mosque Alliances in the West and North

Anies Baswedan campaigned to get the support of moderate Muslim voters through the mosques, with the help of Jusuf Kalla’s inlaw.

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Duplicate Voter Registrations Spell Double Trouble

Some 13,000 duplicate names have been discovered on the voter roll, in the leadup to the Jakarta gubernatorial elections. A fertile ground for election fraud.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.