Indonesian President Joko Widodo with his vice-presidential running mate for the 2019 presidential election Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Yang Razali Kassim
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Yang Razali Kassim

Does Ma’ruf Amin hold key to beating Islamic extremism in Widodo’s Indonesia?

  • The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. In Singapore, he advocated ‘Middle Way Islam’. Who is he, really?

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo with his vice-presidential running mate for the 2019 presidential election Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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