Southeast Asia | Pre-election risks, spiked by extremism, rise in Indonesia

Pre-election risks, spiked by extremism, rise in Indonesia

Police chief Tito Karnavian struggles to keep the peace in a race for Jakarta's governorship that has pitted secularists versus Islamic hardliners

Jakarta, March 27, 2017 4:13 PM (UTC+8)
Hardline Muslim groups protest against Jakarta's incumbent governor Basuki Purnama (Ahok), an ethnic Chinese Christian running for re-election. The sign reads: "Reject Ahok." Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
Hardline Muslim groups protest against Jakarta's incumbent governor Basuki Purnama (Ahok), an ethnic Chinese Christian running for re-election. The sign reads: "Reject Ahok." Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
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