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Jakarta Post

Muslim organizations oppose May 22 protests

  • Kharishar Kahfi and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 20 2019   /  12:19 am
High alert: Police officers stand on guard around the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. Ahead of the 2019 election result announcement on Wednesday, the authorities have beefed up security precautions in the KPU building and the surrounding area.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. Ahead of the 2019 election result announcement on Wednesday, the authorities have beefed up security precautions in the KPU building and the surrounding area.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

High alert: Police officers stand on guard around the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. Ahead of the 2019 election result announcement on Wednesday, the authorities have beefed up security precautions in the KPU building and the surrounding area.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Ahead of the announcement of the official election results on Wednesday, security personnel across the country have launched measures to prevent local residents from going to the capital city of Jakarta, amid reports that supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are planning to take to the streets to challenge the election result.Indonesia’s largest Muslim organizations have followed suit by calling on their members not to participate in street protests and to accept the election results.The Jakarta chapter of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country’s largest Muslim organizatio...