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Jakarta Post

Gubernatorial candidates

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9 2012   /  12:24 pm

Ahmad Tajudin and Teuku SuriansyahAhmad Tajudin, 50, popularly known as Abi Lampisang, a prominent local ulema who leads the Al-Muhajirin Teungku Chik Di Ujeun Islamic boarding school in Great Aceh. Besides learning from other prominent ulema like Abu Chik Tanoeh Abe, Abu Tumin and Ayah Samalanga, the senior Free Aceh Movement (GAM) member also counts as one of his teachers the late Hasan Tiro, leader of GAM and the late Indonesian president Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid.He is also the former kadhi or leader of the then so-called Independent Aceh Sumatra State.
His running mate is Suriansyah, the former president director of state-owned paper producer PT Kertas Kraft Aceh during 2002-2007. When Gus Dur was president in 1999, Suriansyah was one of the president’s advisors on Aceh issues. Suriansyah is now a member of the National Professional Certification Agency (BNSP).