The incoming governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan (second left), was already facing divisions caused by his use of Islam to win a bitterly fought election against the Chinese Christian incumbent Basuki “Ahok” Purnama. Photo: AFP

Indonesia must guard against religious intolerance

Two-year jail term for the outgoing governer of Jakarta for blasphemy against Islam could harm stability in world’s most populous majority-Muslim nation

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The incoming governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan (second left), was already facing divisions caused by his use of Islam to win a bitterly fought election against the Chinese Christian incumbent Basuki “Ahok” Purnama. Photo: AFP
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