If election is just and fair, there will be no problem: Rizieq
The Jakarta Post
Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab cast his vote with his family at polling station 17 in the Bethel Church parking lot in Petamburan, Central Jakarta.
As the leader of FPI, a hard-line group with a track record of religious-related violence, Rizieq has long been voicing his opposition to Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, lately accusing him of blasphemy.
After voting, Rizieq said that he hoped the election would be held fairly and transparently so that the results did not lead to problems.
“If the election is just and fair, God willing, the outcome will not cause problems,” he said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.
But if it is not held in a fair manner, there will be problems in the future, Rizieq added. “But if it is held without honesty and fairness, even with real fraud, it could create problems,” he said.
While casting his vote, Rizieq was guarded by several members of the Laskar FPI. He immediately left the voting station afterwards. (dis)
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