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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Agus Harimurti-Sylviana Murni: Under Pepo's Watchful Eye

On Thursday last week, Muhammad Rifky spoke to hundreds of Barisan Betawi members at Wisma Proklamasi, Central Jakarta. They were briefed to be witnesses at voting booths (TPS) designated for the Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni ticket, in the final countdown of Jakarta's gubernatorial election this week. "If anyone cheats, just deal with them," said Eki Pitung, Muhammad Rifky's nickname.

He called these electoral witnesses centeng, a word meaning…

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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.