Djarot Calls for End to Demonstrations for Ahok

Sunday, 14 May 2017 , 18:00:00 WIB -

Acting Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat (left) is seen talking to demonstrators supporting Ahok, at the Jakarta Administration�s Building in Jakarta, Wednesday (10/5). (ANTARA)

Jakarta, GRES.NEWS - Acting Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat calls for people supporting Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) to end their sympathy demonstrations, saying that the demonstrations are counterproductive for Ahok.

"Please, support Ahok. We are currently focused on his detainment," Djarot said, Jakarta, Friday (12/5). According to Jarot, Ahok’s case is not just about Ahok alone. It is about the nation, the Pancasila national ideology in particular. He calls for the need to bring back the nationalism spirit, bearing in mind that the National Awakening Day is close, May 20.

He reminds Indonesians to never use ethnic, religious, racial and social group (SARA) issue to obtain political gains. (dtc/mfb)