Tag Archive: Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

Jakarta Election Results A Victory For Prejudice Over Pluralism?

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesia‚Äôs capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (popularly known as Ahok). The election…
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Muslim Jakarta Governor Candidate Ahead In Election, Early Count Shows

Former Indonesian education minister, Anies Baswedan, was slightly ahead of Jakarta’s incumbent Christian governor in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, unofficial early counting by a private pollster showed on Wednesday. Baswedan had secured 51.93 per cent of the…
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Marvel To Discipline Indonesian Marvel-Gold Artist For Hidden Political, Religious Reference

Marvel Comics is planning to take disciplinary action against an Indonesian artist who sneaked several controversial references into his artwork for the first issue of X-Men Gold, according to reports citing a statement by the comics giant. X-Men Gold #1,…
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Jakarta Anti-Governor Protest: Cars Burnt, 1 Dead And Many Injured

Indonesian police have used tear gas and water cannon to subdue protesters as thousands of hard-line Muslims marched against Jakarta’s governor. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the governor’s post in the capital of…
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