December 7, 2022


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AHOK- Basuki Tjahaja Purnama J

Indonesian politician

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or known as name called Ahok is an Indonesian politician and governor of Jakarta.Basuki was a legislator in the Indonesian People’s Representative Council and Regent of East Belitung…. He was elected to the Komisi II House of Representatives for the 2009–2014 term but resigned in 2012 to run in the Jakarta governor election.

Image result for ahok He was inaugurated as the governor of Jakarta by the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on 19 November 2014.

However in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election he was defeated by Anies Baswedan.

During his tenure as the governor of Jakarta, he made a controversial speech while introducing a government project at Thousand Islands in which he referenced a verse from the Quran.

His opponents criticized this speech as blasphemous, and reported him to the police.

He was later convicted of blasphemy against Islam by the North Jakarta District Court and sentenced to two years imprisonment.

This decision barred him from serving as the governor of Jakarta, and he was replaced by his deputy, Djarot Saiful Hidayat.Image result for ahok

He is also known by his Hakka Chinese nickname Ahok (Chinese)

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