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Serious Islam Wins Jakarta Polls! Ahok Christian-Chink Going To Jail Soon For Blasphemy!

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  1. JohnTan

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    JAKARTA: A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.

    Anies Baswedan won with 58 per cent of the votes versus 42 per cent for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname as "Ahok", based on 100 per cent of the votes in an unofficial "quick count" by Indikator Politik. Other pollsters showed similar results with 99 per cent counted.

    The national elections commission will announce official results in early May.

    The turbulent campaign featured mass rallies led by a hardline Islamist movement, which has strengthened in recent years in a country long dominated by a moderate form of Islam. More than 80 per cent of Indonesia's population professes Islam.

    "Going forward, the politics of religion is going to be a potent force," said Keith Loveard, an analyst at Jakarta-based Concord Consulting and an author of books about Indonesian politics.

    Baswedan's huge margin of victory was surprising since opinion polls in the run-up to the election had pointed to a dead-heat. Purnama won the first round of voting for governor in February in a three-way race.

    Indonesian social media users likened the election outcome to the shock results of the US presidential vote and the Brexit vote of last year.

    One Twitter user, @fuadhn, said Indonesians "can feel what US and British citizens feel now. Welcome populism..."

    The election came on the eve of a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence, as the Trump administration seeks to engage the world's fourth-largest nation and largest Muslim-majority country as an emerging regional power.

    Pence is scheduled on Thursday to visit the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia, Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque.

    2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    The Jakarta election will be seen as a barometer for the 2019 presidential election, given the city's outsized importance as both the nation's capital and commercial centre.

    Purnama is backed by President Joko Widodo's ruling party. Baswedan is supported by a retired general, Prabowo Subianto, who narrowly lost to Widodo in a 2014 presidential vote and is expected to challenge him again.

    Police said 15 people were detained following reports of disturbances at several polling stations in the city of 10 million people, after what the Jakarta Post this week dubbed "the dirtiest, most polarising and most divisive" election campaign the nation had ever seen.

    Security appeared light at several polling stations, though police said 66,000 personnel were deployed across the city.

    Religious tensions have been an undercurrent in the campaign, with Purnama on trial for blasphemy over comments he made last year that many took to be insulting to Islam.

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslims took to the streets late last year to call for his sacking and to urge voters not to elect a non-Muslim leader. One person died and more than 100 were injured after one protest turned violent.

    Some voters may have been reluctant to vote for Purnama because of worries about “five more years of protests on the streets by Muslim hardliners,” Loveard said in a telephone interview.

    RECONCILIATORY TONE

    Baswedan, a respected scholar who many viewed as moderate, drew widespread criticism during the campaign when he aggressively courted the conservative Islamic vote, appearing publicly with hardline Islamic leaders during anti-Purnama rallies.

    Baswedan, surrounded by his political patrons including Prabowo, struck a reconciliatory tone at a news conference after unofficial results came in, pledging to "safeguard diversity and unity".

    His platform has focused on improving public education, providing no-deposit home loans for low income groups and opposing a giant seawall in Jakarta Bay that Purnama has advocated. Baswedan has denied he plans to implement Islamic sharia law in Jakarta if elected.

    Baswedan will officially take over as governor in October.

    Purnama congratulated his rival in a news conference.

    “We still have six months (in office) until the new governor is inaugurated and we will finish up our homework," Purnama said. "We hope that in the future everyone can forget the campaign period.”

    Purnama faces up to five years in jail if convicted of blasphemy. His trial will resume on Thursday, when prosecutors will submit a sentence request.

    Citigroup said in an investor note that, despite the potential for renewed protests if Purnama won, it was maintaining a Jakarta stock index target of 6,150 by the end of 2017, representing an 8 per cent upside.

    "As long as there are no security issues, the election outcome should not significantly stall the reform programme of the national government, in our view," it said.

    The Indonesian rupiah weakened slightly after unofficial results were announced. The 7-day rupiah non-deliverable forward traded 0.37 per cent weaker against the dollar by 0457 GMT. The 3-month NDF traded 0.24 per cent lower in Asian markets.

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-wins-jakarta-election-pollsters/3689226.html
     
  2. The_Hypocrite

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    This is good news...The more Jakarta n Indonesia is in a mess...The less chance b of them getting their act together n being our economic competitor. That also means the slums in Jakarta will remain.
     
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    Good job my fellow Chinese dog. We chinks need to be jailed for blasphemy!
     
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    good n bad. bad part : corruption remains regardless who wins. their economy will grow no matter what just faster or slower. hardcore govt tend to have more wonky policies that may target our govt. like sending us haze or saying we red dot things like that. less efforts to rein in those fanatical islamists as well.

    good part : with Malaysia also turmoil Singapore looks like the lighthouse in a rough sea. means more funds from rich indon Chinese to launder.
     
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    So SG property is going up, up and away?
     
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    You mean there is no corruption in Spore :eek:

    Where did you hear this :) An Indonesian who should know all about corruption tells me that Spore has orderly corruption. LKY is rumoured to be worth more than even Suharto. We will probably not know because LHL & Ho Ching are not talking.
     
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    Wheres tat Fucktard Retard Devilwithin? Wheres 15 Feb riot like 1998? Even yesterday election went smoothly.

    Fucktard retard Devilwithin only tell lies. Only rely on fake news.
     
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    A lot of indos are now taking their kpk seriously. Corruption will remain but it will just be harder to do openly
     
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    brother, don't dream so much. indonesia has a population of 250 m +.

    births per '000 per year is about 17.

    every year they add 4m+ more indons into their fold. that's a mini sinkapore every year.

    in a globalized world where growth is largely based on population growth, you can imagine how big and dangerous they will be in due time...

    no need to even fire a gun, half a million people swim over from riau to sinkapore, you tell me what sinkie navy or coast guard can do?
     
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    I would be very impressed if even one of them can manage to swim from Batam to Sentosa. ;)
     
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    Stalker alert : Ghey rai riao :D

    Ah meng
     
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    Allahpuki pigs deserve the government they voted for.
     
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    Will they rape Chinese gals and loot Chinese shops as they did in 1998?

    The mastermind of the 1998 riots Prabowo Subianto is behind the new Governor-Elect........
     
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    Jail the blasphemer chink! Strip him of his foreskin!
     
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    Told you that Muslims are scum of earth. They all are Islamic terrorist belonging to murderous ideology.

    Muslim X-Men artist fired for hidden messages
    [video=youtube;CVBSatRm5MM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVBSatRm5MM&t=199s[/video]
     

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