Pagi, Evi! You Hate Hypocrisy? Why Work For Jakarta Post?

It’s a glorious hot, sunny morning in Jakarta, so I am drinking coffee and browsing media output – no visitors today, as my usual guests will be back at work after enjoying their weekend.

Lucky me – a day of agreeable indolence looms.


  • Hasil gambar untuk sunny coffee morning
  • ——————–
  • And here’s what’s caught my eye!
  • No, not the coffee-cup!
  • The following peculiar accusation of hypocrisy aimed at Jakarta’s Governor Ahok!


many of my friends cheered when Ahok said the FPI should be disbanded without realizing that it was actually a violation of the Constitution, Article 28I paragraph 1 on freedom of assembly and expressing opinion to be exact.

That’s an extract from a JP article by some lady I’ve never heard of, called Evi Mariani. No surprise I don’t know her – she’s a ‘staff writer for the Jakarta Post.’  

I do wonder if the Jakarta Post is planning to endorse one of Ahok’s opponents. There have been straws in the wind before this –The Jakarta Post’s Horrible Hate Headline! 

However, it’s unlikely to sway many votes – it’s a contemptible, hypocritical newspaper, whose advice decent people should ignore.




It purports to be ‘liberal’ while maintaining total editorial silence about one of the worst examples of sectarian censorship Jakarta has seen in recent years.

We take every opportunity to remind everyone around the world of the JP’s failure to condemn the Hitlerian book-burning committed a couple of years ago by the newspaper’s parent company, grovelling Gramedia, at the behest of Islamist fanatics.

Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

  • burning books

  • The book’s ‘offence’ was that it upset the most extreme fanatics in the archipelago
  • …………………..

Ms. Evi’s words above are part of a diatribe against Governor Ahok, whom thousands of ignoramuses currently want to murder because he allegedly used a verse from the Koran in a way that fanatics don’t like.


  • ahok

Ahok, a man long hated by the forces of darkness.. 

Look Who’s Talking? FPI Lout Munarman Calls Ahok Arrogant! 

Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 


There are criticisms properly to be levelled against Ahok, his silliness about bikinis-  ”Outrageous” Activity in Jakarta Pools? OMG – BIKINIS! …..and more seriously, his harsh demolition of Kali Jodo…

Wong Cilik, Ahok, TNI – Tragedi Kali Jodo! 

But at this time it might be wiser to focus on the gangster group that seeks to use shariah law to justify having him put to death him…the very FPI that Evi reckons has ‘rights.’

The IslamoNazi record speaks for itself.

There are individuals and groups here in Indonesia who believe in shariah law with all its iniquitous cruelties…


  • ma'arruf amin

  • Ma’aruf

  • ———-

It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’

And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking. 


Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta

“If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.


Evi may be right in her interpretation of the constitution – maybe these people do have the right to demand law-codes that seek to institutionalise oppression.

It’s debatable.

Since WW2, Nazi parties, even verbal expressions of support for Nazism, have been banned in Germany and other European countries.



Birds of a feather


Yet Nazism’s evil twin, Communism, is permitted!

Something very wrong about those Western bans – a total double-standard.

Communism, in fact, killed more innocents than Hitler. One reason why the vicious totalitarians of the PKI, Indonesian Communist Party, are outlawed here.

Nazis and Communists are both monstrous – if one monster is banned, both should be. 


However, let’s concentrate on the present-day danger, the FPI, whose record of malevolent violence and incitement to murder is hardly news…


fpi kill busddhist



FPI’s Sobri Lubis  –KILL, KILL, KILL‘ innocent members of the Ahmadiyah minority.


…but they must be news to Evi, since she doesn’t want the FPI banned. The above examples are not ‘rogue’ members of the white-shirt hoodlum outfit, but typical. They seriously think shariah outweighs the law of the land. 

So, Evi, why NOT outlaw them, as the PKI reds are banned?


But as to Ahok – his outspokenness is one of the most attractive features of his character…

Fanatic Islamist Wails At Christian Governor – “He Calls People Names!”  

…a refreshing contrast to the mealy-mouthed euphemisms we hear too often, and not just from other politicians!

Many journo hacks are notable for their pathetic use of the term ‘a certain religion‘ instead of naming which creed they mean – we here in Indonesia can usually figure it out, but overseas readers are left to try to discern whether Jehovah’s Witnesses or Zen Buddhists are involved…big hint – they’re not!

It’s deliberate, craven media dishonesty.


Evi’s final words are puzzling. 

I used to be proud of calling myself a liberal.

Why anyone would say such a thing is beyond me. Liberalism is naught to be proud of.

However, there’s hope. 

Now, I am not so sure anymore.

She should make up her mind, and, if she hates hypocrisy so much, resign from the Jakarta Post.