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How political Islam is shifting Indonesia’s relations with us

  • Jakarta: On paper, the two men couldn’t be much more different.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, widely known as Ahok, is an ethnically-Chinese Christian former governor of Jakarta who was released from jail on Thursday after serving nearly two years for blasphemy.

  • James Massola
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The other man, Abu Bakar Bashir, is an 81-year-old firebrand cleric and spiritual leader of the Bali bombers who is much better known to Australians.

Bashir was set for a shock early release from jail on Wednesday, though that move was scotched at the…

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