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  • ross1948 19:18 on May 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , demonstrators, , , , Jakarta governor, KPSI,   

    Workers? Wasters! Pig-Ignoramuses Burn Ahok Flowers! 

    I took my own advice today and stayed home, knowing that the May Day demo downtown would make any gallivant pointless- traffic in Jakarta is always tough but demos make it awful.



    A glorious sunny day in my front yard instead. Cooked some rendang beef, read a book – nice!

    But not so nice was the atrocious bigot vandalism that occurred during the demo, a gang of mangy louts amok, burning flowers at City Hall, flowers left by good citizens to honour their good governor.


    Having lost the gubernatorial race to Anies Baswedan in April, Ahok was greeted last Friday at city hall by a thousands of well-wishers and more than 3,000 karangan bunga or flower boards thanking him for his service.


    • Hasil gambar untuk jakarta ahok flowers bakar buruh
    •  On Monday, however, a group of trade unionists pulled several wreaths into the street and set them alight.\
    • But were they trades unionists?

    • Most of the workers, the decent workers, had their march and made their protests peacefully.

    • =====
    • ====

    Sounds to me like the arsonists were more like the sort of pig-ignorant savages who a few months ago were marching through Jakarta with placards demanding that Ahok himself be burned!




    Here’s what happened back then.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, 

    “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”


    It’s all very sad.

    As sad, even, as the fact that one of the big labour federations chose to accompany those jihadist bigots on their bizarre ‘blasphemy’ march.

    The KSPI even joined hardline Islamists on the streets in previous mass demonstrations against the governor, the latter calling for his arrest and imprisonment for alleged blasphemy.. Indonesia: May Day demonstrators target Ahok flower boards

    People should be careful about the company they keep!


    Although millions of decent people – both Muslims and Christians – voted for Ahok and were desperately disappointed that he lost to a man who openly courted IslamoNazis, they accepted defeat gracefully, showing none of the moronic rancour displayed by Clinton’s millennial brats in the USA.


    Hasil gambar untuk not my president


    I hope the real workers’ leaders will disown the anti-social scum who burned the flowers. They are a disgrace to Indonesia.

  • ross1948 15:43 on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: grassroots, Independent candidate, , , Jakarta governor, , Teman Ahok   

    Jakarta – Teman Ahok and The Governor’s Enemies! 

    Ever obliging, today I respond to the polite request from a commenter and write a little bit about Teman Ahok, Friends of Ahok, who is Governor of Jakarta.


    • ahok
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    • If you read RRA a lot, you’ll know from my blogging that he is a most unusual Indonesian politician.
    • ———

    Not perfect, to be sure, he’s nevertheless capable of making convincing statements in favour of religious liberty.

    Hurrah for Ahok – Jakarta Governor Speaks Up for Religious Liberty! 


    He also has a record of good governance, both here in Jakarta and in his previous post in another part of the archipelago.

    What I like about him is his independence.

    He was elected as the candidate of the Gerindra Party but earned wide respect – and the unremitting hostility of party hacks Parties unite against Ahok – The Jakarta Post – by breaking free from that, to become a leader above partisan politics.

    In politics, here and around the world, it’s often a fine idea to judge somebody by the rage he provokes among his detractors – and by looking at the character of those detractors.


    • devil destroyed
    • ooooooooooo

    Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 

    His most vitriolic opponents are the Islamist fanatics, who howled racist and sectarian abuse at him even while he was still on the campaign trail.

    Now he’s campaigning again, and as an Independent, he has huge backing.


    But equally, his rivals will stop at nothing to block him.

    Hence a big grassroots effort has been underway for some time,and here it is…

    TemanAHOK.COM | Official Website @temanahok.com

    For English-speaking readers, I offer a link to Tempo.com, perhaps the only reliable part of the Indonesian media in your own language. 

    Teman Ahok Mulls Applying for Judicial Review- Tempo.Co

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