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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Terror from Corruptors

The attack on Novel Baswedan could be called a crime on top of a crime. Acid thrown at this Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator shows the cruelty of those who seek to hide behind the attack. If corruption is an extraordinary crime, the intimidation of Novelallegedly linked to a case he is investigatingmust also be seen as an extraordinary crime.

This attack took place when Novel was leading the…

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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.