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COMMENTARY: A slap in the face of Indonesian justice system from Ahok

  • Endy Bayuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 26, 2017 | 08:10 am
COMMENTARY: A slap in the face of Indonesian justice system from Ahok Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama attends his blasphemy hearing at the North Jakarta District Court. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan/Pool)

PREMIUM Is there justice in Indonesia? For some perhaps. But not for others. 

And one man, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, no longer seems to trust the justice system to want to test it to its full extent. Certainly not anymore after he was convicted by the court in the first place for blasphemy on May 9. 

This week Ahok, as the 50-year-old governor is popu...

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