Jakarta. A politician from the Gerindra Party, Sodik Mudjahid, said the meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and a group of Islamic organizations on Tuesday (01/11) had made some progress toward solving the politically sensitive case involving an alleged blasphemy by Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.
The meeting, which brought together the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the Nahdlatul Ulama Central Leadership Board (PBNU) and Muhammadiyah, according to Sodik has gone some way toward calming the suddenly tense political and security situations in Jakarta.
"The president, through his Chief Security Minister, gave three promises during the meeting, which is to investigate Ahok’s [alleged] blasphemy, to not intervene with the law during the investigation and to place the case in the hands of a criminal investigation unit. We honor the president's promises and will wait [until they are implemented]," Sodik said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
However, Sodik warned that until the president makes good on his promises, the anti-Ahok protests are likely to continue.