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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama aka Ahok, Governor of Jakarta

See this guy in the picture above? His name is Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. He is commonly known as Ahok, and was the Governor of Jakarta. Why am I making a post about him? Simple. Because he has been wrongly accused of being blasphemous. I will explain why.

Ahok was put on trial in December over accusations that he insulted Islam while campaigning for re-election. He apparently sparked controversy in late 2016 after quoting a verse from the Quran to prove to his supporters that there were no restrictions on Muslims voting for a non-Muslim politician. Mr Purnama, who is an ethnic Chinese, and a Christian one at that, has been sentenced to two years in prison. Therefore, by convicting Governor Ahok of blasphemy, Indonesia disgraces itself, violates human rights and ignores Islamic teachings.

I have been reading about this governor and what he has done. He has launched many successful programs, benefiting the poor, Apparently, he even tried to cut out graft by introducing a new unit that would act as a one-stop service unit to help potential investors with their queries and cut red tape for new businesses. So from what I see, this is politicized..this jailing and detention. Damn sickening because I have seen with my own eyes how corrupted many officials are in Indonesia.

I wish you all the best Mr Purnama. There are many that support you and I am one of them.

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