Fauzi touts religious harmony in Jakarta under his leadership
Fauzi Bowo: (kompas.com/Fikria Hidayat)
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo is saying that he has maintained interfaith harmony in the capital during his term in office.
"I've been in office as Jakarta governor for almost five years. There has been no incident that has prevented people of any religion from performing their religious rituals," Fauzi said on Sunday during an open house at his home in Menteng, Central Jakarta.
The open house coincided with an Idul Fitri celebration that was attended by Indonesian Ulema Council chief H. Muhidin Ishak; the archbishop of Jakarta, Mgr. Ignatius Suharyo; and representatives from the Indonesian Communion of Churches, the Indonesian Buddhist Association and the Konghucu organization, among others.
"Thank you to all the religious leaders present today. I hope this union or partnership will make Jakarta more prosperous and harmonious," Fauzi said as quoted by kompas.com.(iwa)