Indonesian police have named Jakarta’s governor, BASUKI TJAHAJA PURNAMA as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation.
Popularly known as “AHOK”, he is accused of insulting the Koran while campaigning in governorship elections.
Mr PURNAMA is a Christian from the Chinese ethnic minority and the first non-Muslim to lead the city.
The case has prompted fears of a rise in tensions in the largely Muslim country.
The naming of Mr PURNAMA as a suspect means prosecutors can bring him to trial. If found guilty he faces up to five years in prison.