Incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (centre) gestures as he meets his supporters and the media after voting in local elections in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Protect pluralism in Jakarta governor’s race

Should secularism be abandoned, the world will have lost a role model of moderate, tolerant, Islam, while Indonesia’s democracy will be in jeopardy

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Incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (centre) gestures as he meets his supporters and the media after voting in local elections in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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