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Nur Mahmudi campaign pledges draw criticism

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 18 2010   /  08:46 am

Incumbent Depok Mayor Nur Mahmudi Ismail, who is leading the quick count in the Depok mayoralty election, will focus his administration on religious, economic and IT issues, rather than urban problems, his campaign aide says.

Head of the incumbent’s campaign team, Prihandoko, said Sunday the mayor and his running mate Idris Abdul Shomad had set four targets for the city — installing eminent religious figures, establishing IT-based public services, building infrastructure, and achieving economic independence.“Nur Mahmudi, who is a cleric, often visited mosques in Depok to preach about Islam before the campaign period. That’s why the public knows him better [than the other candidates],” he told The Jakarta Post.“Nur Mahmudi has succeeded in converting Depok’s main streets from asphalt to concrete. This was his flagship infrastructure program, which he would continue in...