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COMMENTARY: Huge setback, but not an end to democracy

  • Endy Bayuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, May 10, 2017 | 08:10 am
COMMENTARY: Huge setback, but not an end to democracy Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama waves upon arriving at the Cipinang Detention Center in East Jakarta on Tuesday (May 9, 2017). (Antara/Ubaidillah)

PREMIUM Indonesia’s march to democracy suffered a huge setback with Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. In the now all-too-familiar Indonesian democratic dance of “two-steps-forward and onestep-back,” what we saw was an aberation, with the nation taking five or more huge steps backward. But if we s...

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