INDONESIA-MA’RUF AMIN: JOKOWI’S SECRET WEAPON?
Indonesian Islamic scholar, seventh leader of the Indonesian Ulema Council and vice-presidential candidate for 2019 elections, June 2017. Wikimedia Commons
By Yang Razali Kassim
The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. In Singapore, he advocated ‘Middle Way Islam’. Is this President Joko Widodo’s secret formula for mobilizing the electorally critical Islamic constituency? Who is Ma’ruf Amin, really?
First published in: RSIS