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Alexis, ‘morality’ politics and an exercise in futility

  • Julia Suryakusuma

Jakarta | Wed, November 15 2017 | 01:23 am

PREMIUM The title of the Indonesian version of my book Sex, Power and Nation is Agama, Seks dan Kekuasaan (Religion, Sex and Power), but it could also be the title of Anies Baswedan’s and Sandiaga Uno’s new governorship, at least the beginning.

The reason? Their first gebrakan (strike) was to close down the Alexis Hotel, reportedly a “den of immorality.” It was in fact one of their campaig...