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  • ross1948 10:21 on October 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Boycott Reality Check? Ask Fadli, Caught Smiling With Trump! 

    Presumably not many fanatical Islamists go shopping at the Galerie Lafayette (there is a branch here in Jakarta) but then neither do I, though I have wandered in while waiting for friends in town.

    Most department stores here are staffed by cuties…



    …so it makes more sense to admire them than hang about in some expensive coffee-shop!

    I don’t know how many of the items on sale are imported from France, but if they are, they’ll be out of my price league anyway, and probably that’s about the only thing I have in common…

    …with those who went shuffling along on the very short ‘Long March’ a few years ago!

    Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

    That’s the problem the extremists will encounter on their proposed ‘boikot’ of French goods, their notion of retaliation for the welcome, if belated…


    .Macron Man – ‘Dissolve Enemies of France’ – Why Only Now? 

    …moves by Macron in the wake of the brutal sectarian atrocity in Paris two weeks ago. 

    Harsh reality check for Islamists, but as the headline in one Indonesian newspaper reminded them…



    Rich people who are fans of luxury brands don’t necessarily want to boycott French products

    But interesting to read on and be unsurprised that it’s not only the FPI notable, Habib Novel Bamukmin, a regular subject of concern in my pages…


    Novel has featured here before, for enlightened statement which bring such credit to his cause.   – “women already have limitations, let alone non- Muslims!” http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2013/10/26/1937287/.FPIMenolak.Lurah.Susan.Harga.Mati

    Jakarta Facing Another Fanatic Friday – and Thursday…and Besok? 

    ….who’s being shrill for a boycott. He’s been a busy fellow over the years….

    FPI leader Habib Novel on trial for violent protest, 


    There’s somebody else we have mentioned over the years, who holds a senior position in the DPR ( parliament) a certain Fadli Zon, who has also joined in the boycott chorus.


    Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon

    Fadli Zon, who previously distinguished himself when he criticized the military’s decision to strip Lebak military commander of his post for recruiting the FPI in Banten to take the training recently, calling the decision “regrettable”.


    Mr. Fadli Zon is undoubtedly rich – he’s a senior politician, after all! – and could surely ask around his equally rich colleagues if they, or their wives and daughters, will shun French imports.

    He’s not a man I have much time for. 

    We covered Fadli’s declaration of ‘open house’ at the Indonesian Parliament buildings a couple of years ago.

     The Deputy Speaker was eager to offer accommodation to Islamist extremists who’d come into Jakarta for the fanatic demo which ended in shocking violence that awful Friday night.

    Will Fadli Open ‘The People’s House” To Jakarta’s Homeless? 

    We asked if he would be equally hospitable to people who genuinely need somewhere to sleep, like Jakarta’s homeless.

    I didn’t expect a response, nor did I get one.

    But now I am reminded of an even more pressing case that ought to stir Fadli’s charitable instincts, namely, those Ahmadi refugees.

    Fadli Zon justified his offer to let intolerant extremists sleep over in the House of Representatives by saying it’s the ‘house of the people.’

    The plight of the Ahmadis remains dire.

    Petisi – Kebebasan Beragama! Freedom Of Religion! 


    But my overseas readers will maybe be more interested in another photo of Fadli Zon we used around that time, which I’d forgotten all about!


    Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon trump candidate

    According to the Deputy Chairman of Gerindra, the meeting was only limited to friendship. As a future president and also a businessman, Trump is a friend of Indonesia. Fadli even said he had taken a photo with Trump in a selfie and asked for an autograph.  http://en.metrotvnews.com/read/2015/09/04/427845/meeting-with-donald-trump-fadli-zon-said-that-it-all-spontaneous


    • Okay, have a nice day, everyone!

    • JazPen 11:14 on October 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Ho ho ho!
      A timely reminder!
      Did you find any luxury French products at Superindo on your last shopping trip?
      No? I didnt think so.
      You’ll have to travel to Kemang, Ross.


  • ross1948 11:37 on May 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Indonesia’s Islamists Threaten Mob Mayhem! 

    As previously noted, not least by my commenters, that blonde fanatic Bahar Bin Smith, after his release under the Virus Amnesty…

    Virus Amnesty – Indonesian Fanatic Released! 

    Bahar bin Smith.


    …,had to be promptly rearrested, after a mob of his acolytes showed up for one of his ‘lectures’ and distance rules were flouted.

    Some might think it sensible of the authorities to deposit him not in a local jail but in the high security prison far away at Nusa Kambangan….



    …which would require serious trekking for wannabe protesters!

    undeterred, the extremists are threatening not just a demo, once next week’s Idul Fitri holiday is over, but absolute mayhem, an invasion of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, here in Jakarta, if the ranter is not turned loose.

    Smith’s attorney, Aziz Yanuar, was quoted as saying-

    It is also possible that we will occupy the ministry for an audience with the Directorate General of Corrections and the Minister, accompanied by a crowd of hundreds or even thousands…”


    Indonesian Islamist fanatics in the past wore masks, not for health reasons but from fear of identification and well-deserved arrest…or maybe they were just shy!


    While this suggestion of mob intimidation is concerning, I had to laugh at his ridiculous use of the hackneyed and entirely inaccurate deployment of the term ‘Long March!’

    If the plan was to march from Jakarta to the prison in the Javanese hinterland, that would be a long way to go.

    But no way!

    “We will long march to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights,” Aziz said.

    Oh, yeah!

    The soft-shoe shuffle routine, again!

    We’ve been here before!

    Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

    Not a fan in any sense of Red China’s Mass-Murderer Mao, I am aware nevertheless that his famous ‘Long March’ across that vast country was indeed long.

    Like English, Indonesian is ever-ready to borrow foreign words and phrases, and as you can see, if you read the link, even detik.com has done so.

    Here’s their headline from a previous Jakarta time of troubles.

    Rencana Aksi 313, Salat Jumat di Istiqlal Kemudian Long March ke Istana


    ‘Long March?’

    My Ass!

    Like other such manifestations…

    Jakarta Mosque – Yellow-Bellies Bash, Spit On, Journos! 

    …the actual shuffle (‘march’) back then went from the big Istiqlal Mosque down to President Jokowi’s palace.


    Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

    I could do that in about twenty minutes, max!

    And I used to enjoy a Sunday stroll, from quite near the ministry mentioned above, up to the Monas park area, right by Jokowi’s palace!

    Again I scoff at the notion that it’s a ‘Long March!’


    But, again as I said before, the shufflers, sorry, marchers, have to proceed slowly, to accommodate ranting.

    It must take your breath away when you repeatedly indulge in sectarian hollering, as heard when the shufflers were out to get Jakarta’s good Governor Ahok.

    Ahok, later imprisoned for ‘blasphemy’  – seriously, in the 21st century!

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners-march-against-ahok.htm


    Just for good measure, there’s a demand that President Jokowi fire both the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly and the Corrections Director, Reinhard Silitonga.

    Never to be outdone, that notorious Alumni 212 gang are gearing up to join in.

    For more about that lot, read this –

    Islamist Fanatics Rage At India – ‘Diskriminasi?’ Oya?’ 


    One can only hope President Jokowi will stand firm against any such attempt at mob rule.


    But after what happened to Ahok, who knows?


    • Sinta I. 14:37 on May 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      No they never march for long distance but so many extremist people on the road make long traffic jam because they always pick working day not weekend.
      They like to make life hard for us honest work people.
      Not now! Hahaha!b
      In virus time we are all WFH so we will dissappoint them!


  • ross1948 18:32 on March 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

    Not a fan in any sense of Red China’s Mass-Murderer Mao, I am aware nevertheless that his famous ‘Long March’ across that vast country was indeed long.

    That’s what makes me laugh every time nasty fanatics use the words to describe their very short hate-strolls across central Jakarta.

    Like English, Indonesian is ever-ready to borrow foreign words and phrases, and as you can see, if you read the link, even detik.com has done so.

    Here’s their headline.

    Rencana Aksi 313, Salat Jumat di Istiqlal Kemudian Long March ke Istana


    More importantly, for my local readers who might have reason to adjust their travel plans, that number represents the date of the fanatic frolic, viz. 31st March – this Friday!

    As usual, like the previous ‘halal shuffles…’

    Jakarta Mosque – Yellow-Bellies Bash, Spit On, Journos! 

    …the actual shuffle (‘march’) goes from the big Istiqlal Mosque down to President Jokowi’s palace.


    Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

    I could do that in about twenty minutes, max!


    But of course the shufflers, sorry, marchers, will have to proceed slowly, to accommodate ranting – it takes your breath away when you repeatedly indulge in bitter, bigoted, sectarian hollering.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!”  Breaking News – Jakarta Cops Tear-Gas Islamist Louts! 

    • I use those words – ‘bigoted’ and ‘sectarian’ – confidently because the report says it’s the FUI behind this jolly outing.



    The Forum Umat Indonesia should be familiar if you have been in the habit of reading our blog for a while.

    They are an appalling gang, as our illustration below indicates. 



    Their gang leader, Khatthath, is a real piece of work. Check him out – 

    Indecent Assault? ‘If You Don’t Like To Be Touched, Stay Home!’ – Islamist Fanatic

    But strangely, the detik.com report only quotes a notable from the FUI’s like-minded jhadist jerk outfit, the FPI – who else but our local IslamoNazi Jakarta gauleiter…Habib Novel, another piece of work!

    IslamoNazi Gauleiter – “Women Already Have Limitations, Let Alone Non-Muslims!” 

    However, they are indeed birds of a feather, no doubt both in agreement with that other fanatic, Habib Rizieq, whose infamous words on the bizarre trial of Governor Ahok continue to echo around Jakarta.


    View image on Twitter

    Habib Rizieq, seated, listening with rapt attention to the man who hopes to defeat Ahok in next month’s election, Anies Beswaden, a ‘moderate’ Muslim ‘intellectual’.


    Rizieq thinks the Jakarta Governor deserves to be KILLED for quoting a Koranic verse –

    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/

    And this hatred is why you may face traffic problems downtown on the 31st.

    Okay, simply a public service announcement.

    Stay home on Friday if you can.

    • Jeanne 18:47 on March 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why did you make a decision to live there? It must be horrible.
      Today I am looking at Indonesia stories because Francois Hollande has gone on tour around Asia and will be there.
      I hope Hollande goes to see this Long March.
      Maybe he begin to understand why so many of us in France will vote for Marine Le pen,


    • Kezia 19:15 on March 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I dont care about traffic jam problem.
      More important the danger from these so terrible these FUI and FPI.
      Indonesia is in big risk because of them and nobody will fight them and instead people like Pak Baswedan only go to make friends with them and forget all about freedom and the Pancasila.


  • ross1948 20:20 on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Breaking News – Jakarta Cops Tear-Gas Islamist Louts! 

    Night fell here in Jakarta, as the 6pm ‘time-up’ deadline set by police passed.

    The sectarian horde should have been heading homewards after their ‘Long March.’

    Instead, a pack of Islamist louts ran amok. The police were obliged to use tear-gas after coming under attack by the rabble.

    Initial reports say three cops have been injured.


    Poor cops.


    civilised man v savage

    What can one say, except offer sympathy and support.



    • JazPen 21:44 on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I quite liked your previous post, a day in the life, with all those bits about what so many of them have done over the years..
      But this little riot was what i expected and I think you did too, Ross.
      They just can’t be appeased.


  • ross1948 08:22 on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Jittery Jakarta – Jokowi Urges ‘Carry On As Normal!’ 


    It’s Friday, 4th November, the day Jakarta sees a very short ‘Long March’ –  – aimed at maximising pressure for the prosecution of the capital’s Governor Ahok.


    • ahok Governor Ahok
    • —-

    It may be incomprehensible to you overseas readers, but all the Governor did was make reference to a Koranic verse in a way that Islamist extremists don’t like.

    Islamist Ordeal For Jakarta Commuters, Police Investigation For Governor! 

    Western folks concerned about their civil and religious liberties may draw their own conclusions about what kind of migrant-vetting is required to keep this kind of stuff out of their previously free countries.


    fanatic censorship demo in a Western city


    Or is it already too late?


    Watching the news this morning, I’d say the fanatics will muster a lot of ‘marchers,’ and cause a lot of disruption – at least!

    It’s totally needless, of course, since the police are already investigating Ahok’s ‘offence.’


    • jokowi-twitter Jokowi
    • ======================
    • Yet such is the situation, and President Jokowi has felt it necessary to exhort the people of Jakarta to go about their legitimate activities.

    A lot won’t.

    As I said yesterday, many people will stay off work. They are fully aware of what the FPI, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front,’ the key player in this exercise in street theatre, says and does…


    • Sejumlah massa dari Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan aksi di depan Gedung Mahkaman Konstitusi (MK), Jakarta, Rabu (27/1).


    fpi kill busddhist


    • …and they prefer to avoid risking proximity to any such behaviour.
    • At this point, it’s only fair to point out that Indonesia’s two largest Muslim organisations have urged their members to skip this manifestation.
    • With no work to go to myself, I’m going to monitor the various tv channels, to try to keep you up-to-date on developments.


    • ibicomputer
    • ———-
    • Meanwhile, however, it’s nearly 8.30am and there’s a cat needs to be fed, and then a walk to be taken in search of the tukang gado2, for my own breakfast!

    Alas, no visitors today – getting across a demo-stricken town has been deemed too arduous a price to pay for my charming company! 

    09.11 – Metro TV has a reporter at the istiqlal Mosque, where lots of white-clad people are milling about. One oafish individual stood behind him jabbing one extended finger upwards at the camera.

    Hasil gambar untuk rude finger gesture


    Might this rude gesture have been offered in the knowledge that I had just sat down to watch?

    Meanwhile, it’s being said that traffic is flowing smoothly downtown. This suggests it is by no means a normal day in Jakarta!

    • 10am

    TVRI, the local state tv, equivalent to BBC, but maybe not as biased, has text news that the Rectors’ Forum has told students NOT to carry college banners at the demo. I’d have thought it better if they disciplined students who cut classes to join a sectarian parade.

    Which reminds me,all these thousands I can see gathering at Istiqlal – do they not have jobs to do, families to support?


    No gado2 today. I went to Superindo and shopped for rendang beef, etc, then returned via my fave warteg for a lunch of tempe, tahu, pare and rice.



    The nice lady who runs it has brought in a new load of teens from Tegal and although they seemed giggly-shy at first, now they are chatty.  Maybe next month (between my party days) I’ll start another free English class during their quiet arvo hours.

    Anyway, back home, Trans 7 TV news is showing some women who intend to drag their tiny tots along on the Short ( sorry, Long) March – what can they be thinking? The tiny wee children have no idea what it’s about, they’ll be weary, and if trouble does break out, what then?


    On Berita Satu news, they had an incredibly cute girl reporter with frizzy hair talking about the economic implications. At least Indonesians understand that the wider world is aware of the damage intolerant Islamists like those gathering at Istiqlal can do, not just to harmony in a multi-creed country, but to the confidence of prospective investors.

    1.15pm and from the Bank Indonesia roundabout, endless hollering of ‘Allahu Akbar’ – we had a close-up of some benighted bint holding up a placard headed ‘Moms for Justice’ with the message ‘Big No to Blasphemy.’

    A big grin on her face, so maybe she’s seen the sad joke in the words of her placard,  the absolute indifference of most of those organising this event to justice, their hatred of religious liberty…

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians

    …exemplified by their persecution of the Ahmadis, and their resistance to court orders which acknowledged the rights of Christians to use their perfectly legal churches in Bogor and Bekasi and elsewhere.


    Almost inevitably, I fell asleep once the speeches began. All that yummy warteg nosh and the droning and blatting of the ‘orators’ was too much from me.

    But an interesting detour; the wannabe caliphate in Ankara has apparently extended its sticky-beak antics to Indonesia.


    Viral di Medsos, Kedubes Turki Bantah Dukung Demo 4 November

    A senior member of Erdogan’s junta has been photographed fraternising with the fanatics

    …an official at the Embassy of Turkey posed with the November 4  demo mob at the Istiqlal Mosque.

    The ‘official’ was no less than Erdogan’s Deputy Defence Minister, in town for the ‘INDODEFENCE Fair!’

    Anyone’s free to go and look at the big mosque, but openly hanging out with people obviously involved in extremist activities? No foreign government emissary, surely, would be dim-witted enough to do something like that?

    It’s a big no-no for anybody in the diplomatic world to do so, or put oneself in the position of seeming to do so. His bosses in Ankara have quickly denied any aim to interfere, but given the ideology that permeates every aspect of the current Turkish regime…?

    Well, I leave it to you to decide whether or not, as they now claim, “the Republic of Turkey has not the slightest intention of intrusion in Indonesia’s domestic affairs.’http://news.detik.com/berita/d-3337161/viral-di-medsos-kedubes-turki-bantah-dukung-demo-4-november


    Aah, the crowd is still baying Allahu Akbar,and I hear the name of  a figure from the past. Amien Rais is somewhere about.

    • Amien Rais, demonstrated his ‘moderate’ credentials splendidly fifteen years ago when he showed his solidarity with the Laskar Jihad murder gang, which was sailing off to Maluku to butcher innocent Christians.
    • When Laskar Jihad’s parent body Forum Kommunikasi Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah called a mass rally of Muslims at Jakarta’s Senayan Stadium in April 2000, the attendees included Amien Rais, leader of the Partai Amanat Nasional (National Mandate Party)http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-161013.html.
    • ================



    The LJ, an Islamist killer-gang, murdered hundreds, maybe thousands, of Christians, in the late Nineties.



    FPI’s Rizieq has invited Rais aboard the Command Car. ‘Please, make way, Pak Amien Rais is coming aboard’http://pekanbaru.tribunnews.com/2016/11/04/amien-rais-fadli-zon-fahri-hamzah-dan-rizieq-shihab-satu-mobil-komando


    And as I’m cross-checking what I’m hearing with other media. who else’s name pops up?

    Ahmad Dhani. He’s a man with no small opinion of his own importance..AA? Siapa Kucing Mewah Itu? Ahmad Dhani HARUS Tahu! …who’s apparently seeking elected office in Bekasi, a place of which the less I say the better…Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians

    Dhani is a singer. Not one I would ever buy a ticket to hear…

    5 pm

    …but another singer is present I hear Rhoma Irama, whom I did hear, at a dangdut concert up at Ancol, Jakarta’s sea-front years ago.


    rhoma irama_0weeps

    Again, I can give you a couple of links to let you know what he’s like…

    So Dangdut King Slams Sexy Singers? What’s Worse – Exotic Beauty or Islamist Bigotry? 

    Big Blubber Walks Free – But is Irama’s Embrace the Kiss of Death? 




    • Lani Suryarwati 12:35 on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like good food at your warteg, Ross.
      I agree with all you write so far, and I hope the police will keep these embarrassing extreme people under control.
      It is true, no good mother would make her little children go on this parade.
      These Islamists are very bad.


    • Ati 12:46 on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I like this and am interested in your day. Sorry long time no see Ross but always try to read what you are saying.
      Yes, FPI bad, Ahok good.


  • ross1948 13:38 on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    No Guarantee Jakarta March Peaceful, Yet Police Disarmed? 

    Since the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ keeps inexplicably referring to the anti-Ahok parade on Friday as a ‘Long March,’ I’m providing a map of central Jakarta so you can see for yourselves what a miniscule distance is involved.


    Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

    If you look to the immediate north-east of the large green area with the National Monument in the middle, you can see the big Istiqlal Mosque, whence the short ‘Long March’ will set out.

    Then switch your gaze an inch or so to the left, that smaller, paler green area – there’s the Istana Negara, the National Palace, the destination of the rather short ‘Long March.’.

    Of course the hateful horde ( and rest assured, they DO hate Ahok – Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate ) won’t be moving in a straight line. They’ll want to have a howl-fest outside the Jakarta City Council HQ, also on the map, at the very bottom.

    Nevertheless, even allowing for several twists and turns around the downtown area, I think the fanatics’ appropriation of the name given to Mao Tse Tung’s march (even though the rotten old Red China tyrant didn’t do much of the marching himself!)…

    000000000    Hasil gambar untuk long march mao

    …is sheer cheek!

    But that’s the least of law-abiding Jakarta citizens’ concerns, I’d have to say.

    Yesterday we looked at the words of the loutish FPI spokesman Munarman, waxing loud about how this agglomeration of extremists would be a ‘peaceful action…’



    Munarman, showing his commitment to peaceful protest

    Half-Million Fanatics Descending On Jakarta? Peacefully!?! 


    But we have an update! 

    Munarman estimated 4 November will be attended by 200 thousand people. With so many of them he could not guarantee the action will be peaceful.


    I’LL BET!

    And given that admission, surely the police on duty should be armed, and not just with the side-arms we can see them wearing every working day.

    NOT SO! They’ll be unarmed!

    I was appalled when one of my regular commentators drew that bizarre state of affairs to our attention.

    So I checked it out – it’s true, as made clear by Jakarta’s top cop…


    Hasil gambar untuk Kapolda Metro Jaya Irjen Pol M Iriawan 

    Top Cop Iriawan

    …in this report, of which the headline suffices to show what’s been decreed in respect of keeping the city safe.

    ‘Police Escorting 4th November Demo Forbidden to Carry Fire-Arms’

    Polisi Pengawal Demo 4 November Dilarang Bawa Senjata Api

    I had missed the shocker, so my bad, for not being more thorough!

    We all know that IslamoNazis are cowardly curs…


    fpi skulk in mosque


    …UNLESS they‘re mob-handed, out-numbering their targets.

    And we know too that jihadist street-thugs here in Jakarta won’t hesitate to attack and injure police officers if the opportunity presents itself.

    So common-sense might seem to dictate that, with a six-figure swarm of sectarian fanatics on the streets of the capital, security forces should be equipped with high-powered weaponry, and be authorised to use it!  

    PS – according to the Jakarta Post, the number of police deployed to supervise the Short March has been increased to 20,000 – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/11/01/police-to-deploy-20000-officers-to-anti-ahok-protest.html – last we heard it was 8000.


    • JazPen 22:46 on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for a good post on this, Ross, and for noting my news on the police not being armed.
      I am looking forward to your next one, now that you have got back on focus with whats going on here where we live.


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