Anies Baswadan, right, a gubernatorial candidate in Jakarta, and his deputy, Sandiaga Uno, stand in front of their supporters while campaigning. Efforts to make the election about the economy have been drowned out by religious controversy. Photo: Reuters

Is Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese leader over the hump?

A careless but hardly insulting reference to the Koran made on a tiny island in Jakarta Bay by the incumbent governor could still make the difference between winning and losing this week

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Anies Baswadan, right, a gubernatorial candidate in Jakarta, and his deputy, Sandiaga Uno, stand in front of their supporters while campaigning. Efforts to make the election about the economy have been drowned out by religious controversy. Photo: Reuters
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