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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stymied by Jargon

The settlement at Jamika village, Bojongloa Kaler subdistrict in the city of Bandung, is like a maze. Narrow alleyways interlock between crowded townhouses. Fritter vendors, water vendors and little children scurry up and down the alleys. That is the daily sight in Jamika.

With an area of only about 54 hectares, the subdistrict located in the heart of West Java's capital, is populated by more than 31,000 people living…

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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.