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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Strange Sentencing

Controversial Statement

"There is no need to wonder anymore what will happen. If Ahok is not elected, ah, for sure the program will be discontinued. I am (in office) until October 2017. So don’t believe (what) people (say). So if in your heart you, ladies and gentlemen, (feel that) you cannot vote for me, (because you are) deceived (by those quoting) Chapter 5, Verse 51 (of the Qur’an)…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

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.