This is Not the End: Ahok

LB Ciputri Hutabarat    •    16 November 2016 13:10 WIB
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This is Not the End: Ahok
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Photo: MI/Panca Syurkani)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) urged calm after the police named him as a suspect in a blasphemy case.

"This is not the end," said Ahok at his campaign headquarters in Menteng on Wednesday (11/16).

The police named him as a suspect this morning. They also decided to prevent him from travelling abroad.

"We prevent him to leave Indonesia," said National Police criminal investigation division head Insp. Gen. Ari Dono sukmanto.

The police conducted the case expose on Thursday (11/15). Most experts agreed to continue the case. 

The politician made comments about the Koran in September. Several Islamic organizations reported him few weeks later.

The suspect status will not affect the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election campaign. He can still compete in the gubernatorial election.


(WAH)