Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama has expressed satisfaction with news that the case file related to blasphemy allegations against him had been submitted to the Attorney General's Office. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

The Sooner the Trial, the Better: Ahok

BY :DETI MEGA PURNAMASARI & EKO PRASETYO

NOVEMBER 25, 2016

Jakarta. Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has expressed satisfaction with news that the case file related to blasphemy allegations against him had been submitted to the Attorney General's Office.

"I think it is great. The sooner the trial, the better it would be. It allows me to prove that I had no intention at all to blaspheme against any [religious] teachings," Ahok said in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Friday (25/11).

The governor added that he would not interpret any religious teachings, let alone insult them, and that this would become clear in court.

"Many in my extended family are Muslims, so how can I insult my own family members? Lots of my friends are also Muslims, and it is impossible that I would insult my friends," Ahok said.

Local media outlets reported that police investigators submitted Ahok's case file to the AGO on Friday.

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