The Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama known all over Indonesia by his nickname AHOK is an outstanding political phenomenon with unprecedented levels of popularity as shown in all credible surveys, which is especially remarkable given the fact AHOK is both a religious and ethnic minority leading the capital city of the largest Muslim populated country on Earth. A great sign of Indonesian tolerance and respect for diversity. A positive example for the world. Even before campaigning for reelection, over ONE MILLION Jakarta citizens had pledged their support to AHOK by providing a photocopy of their identity card (KTP in Indonesian) allowing him if he chose to run as an independent since AHOK doesn’t belong to any political party. Another AHOK exception. Today AHOK is under attack and threatened to death by radical groups and terrorists. AHOK needs your support.Know More
As the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia is a successful emerging democratic country based on pluralistic and tolerant constitutional principles. Indonesia means diversity with its hundreds of different languages and ethnicities all living together in peace. Indonesia is a tremendously precious example of unity in diversity for the world to see. Indonesian diversity and pluralism must be cherished and preserved to support local and global peace. In this context, on top of being a great and respected leader, AHOK is symbolically extremely important as an agent of peace among cultures, religions and peoples; especially given the chaotic global context.
Since it is paramount the rights of all citizens whatever their origins are protected and that anyone is allowed to lead based on competence and integrity. It is the condition of peace and harmony among all religious and ethnic groups in Indonesia and the world.
Since as an ethnic and religious minority figure AHOK is leading the largest Muslim populated global city on the planet. It truly shows the world the tolerance of the Indonesian society at large.
Since AHOK as a Christian Chinese Indonesian can lead a city composed of citizens from many different ethnicities and who are Muslim citizens in their vast majority. This makes Indonesia totally unique in the world.
Since with the support of Jokowi, the President of Indonesia, AHOK has been at the forefront of the battle against corruption and for clean government
Since AHOK is the constant target of radicals and extremists who are threatening his life because they hate what he represents. The fight against fanatics never stops! AHOK needs your support!
Since although under threat, AHOK keeps fighting for the people to make Jakarta a better city. Radicals and extremists of all kinds must be defeated! AHOK must prevail. His rights as a citizen must be protected.
Since for the first time in decades Jakarta is finally on the right development track with better infrastructure, better waste management, no more flooding and of course far less corruption and grafts Since corrupt or incompetent bureaucrats are fired on the spot by AHOK.
Since AHOK is under attack as an ethnic and religious minority by religious extremists. AHOK is notably defended by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Since all the above points are the conditions of peace. AHOK means tolerance, diversity, courage, fighting extremism, supporting human rights, fighting corruption and supporting clean leadership. AHOK therefore means peace for Indonesia. AHOK means peace for the world
The Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama known all over Indonesia by his nickname AHOK is an outstanding political phenomenon with unprecedented levels of popularity, as shown in all credible surveys, which is especially remarkable given the fact AHOK is both a religious and ethnic minority leading the capital city of the largest Muslim populated country on Earth.
Even before campaigning for reelection, over ONE MILLION Jakarta citizens had pledged their support to AHOK by providing a photocopy of their identity card (KTP in Indonesian) allowing him if he chose to run as an independent since AHOK doesn’t belong to any political party. Another AHOK exception.
AHOK has brought very significant change to Jakarta with a culture of competence, a focus on results and a constant fight against corruption. Even his worst enemies often recognize his performance. Bureaucracy has been reformed, the budget has been made transparent and accountable for, thousands of problems a day are solved directly on the ground since citizens can contact AHOK by SMS or visit him directly to express their complaints, waste is managed, rivers have been cleaned, public transport programs have finally been implemented and, all in all, corruption has been significantly reduced; a major reason why AHOK is under attack by religious radicals who often live on corruption money. AHOK is serving the people and making lives better.
For AHOK, politics is a fight for social justice and against corruption. That’s why AHOK became a politician. AHOK stands for BTP politics: Bersih for clean, Transparan for transparent, Profesional for professional.
AHOK is under attack and threat from extremists who hate what he represents. Extremists refuse non-Muslim citizens the right to lead although the Indonesian Constitution protects all Indonesian citizens in the same way, providing everyone with the same rights. By law AHOK is allowed to lead and the majority of the Indonesian people want him to be allowed to lead, the motto of Indonesia being Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity. If non-Muslim citizens cannot be political leaders then the whole principle of Indonesia as a country is destroyed. AHOK has thus become a symbol of pluralism, diversity, peace and tolerance that must be protected and supported like for example Amnesty International did recently taking AHOK’s defense.
To preserve and promote peace among all and for all AHOK must stand and continue his work.