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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vengeance at Jati Peteng

From behind the bushes, a group of armed men responded with gunshots to the police's 10th appeal for them to surrender. The lopsided battle occurred in the forested area of Jati Peteng in East Java, around 11:20am on Saturday, two weeks ago.

"We warned but they fired at us," said Fadli Samad, Tuban district Police chief, recounting the ambush. The crossfire went on for more than an hour.…

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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.