Djarot, to be acting Jakarta governor after Basuki sentenced to 2 years in jail over blasphemy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Panel of Judges at the North Jakarta District Court has sentenced Jakarta Governor Basuki T. Purnama two years in jail over alleged blasphemy case.

Following the decision, Deputy Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat will assume the post as Acting Governor of Jakarta.

“As I am one package with the Governor, I am ready to back up him. I am ready to assume responsibility, ready to protect and defend him as well,” Djarot told reporters.

Following the decision, Basuki Purnama will be detained for twenty days. The Court decision is yet to have a permanent implication, as the governor still has chance to make an appeal. (*)