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',…
Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.