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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, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.