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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cendana family on the Comeback Trail

TWO Saturdays ago, Siti Hediati Hariyadi stood on a stage in the main hall of the At-Tin Mosque at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta. With a slightly hoarse voice, she opened the 51-year anniversary of the March 11 Letter of Appointment (Supersemar), a historic milestone in her father Suharto's rule, marking the beginning of the New Order

Although the event was titled ‘Joint Zikir (chanting) and Prayer',…

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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.