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PKS no comment on its candidate's status

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, December 14 2008   /  10:33 am

INDONESIA: The Maluku chapter of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was reluctant to comment on its candidate who was named as a suspect in the Tuesday Masohi clash as this was not a party problem but a private matter. Suhfi Madjid, chairman of the General Election Board (Bapilu) and also a Maluku legislator from the PKS, said that he had no right to comment on the dispute and told journalists to ask the PKS chairman for his comments. Meanwhile, Maluku PKS Chairman Said Mudzakir as well as PKS secretary Thalib Soumena did not pick up the phone when called by journalists. As reported before, the Central Maluku police had named Asmara Wasahua a suspect in the Masohi clash as he was caught on film allegedly provoking the demonstrators involved in a rally, which then escalated into a riot, injuring at least five people, and resulting in the burning of 67 houses and a c...