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Ahok's rise has some Chinese-Indonesians worried

His combative political style has led some to denounce him for disrupting Indonesia's delicate ethnic balance, while others plead with him to tone down his rhetoric

Mr Basuki (right), and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat, with their supporters during campaigning in Jakarta on Saturday. Mr Basuki, popularly known as Ahok, remains popular with middle-class Jakartans of all ethnicities and has rebounded in the polls since being charged with blasphemy in November.


IT WAS Chinese New Year, which at Ryan Gozali's household usually involves eating an elaborate banquet while younger relatives are nagged about when they're getting married.

But Mr Gozali, 33 and unmarried, was off the hook this year. The family instead spent New Year's...

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