Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama and his wife, Veronica Tan, photographed together during last year's Jakarta gubernatorial election. (SP Photo Joanito De Saojoao)

Ahok Files for Divorce


JANUARY 08, 2018

Jakarta. Jailed former Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has filed for divorce from his wife, Veronica Tan, BeritaSatu TV reported on Monday (08/01).

North Jakarta District Court clerk Tarmuzi said Ahok's attorneys submitted the divorce papers on Friday afternoon.

"The divorce petition was submitted to us on Friday. Of course, the person submitting the plea must have power of attorney from the plaintiff," Tarmuzi said.

"The petition was submitted by one of his friends. It was signed by the plaintiff," he added.

The couple got married on Sept. 6, 1997 and have three children.

Ahok started serving a two-year prison sentence for blasphemy on May 9 last year. He received a 15-day sentence reduction on Christmas Day for good behavior.