Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections – Tanjung Pinang’s Mayoral Election : The Role of Majelis Taklim
Date of Issue2018-06-27
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Religious discussion groups (Majelis Taklim) play a pivotal role in the upcoming mayoral election in Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands province. The influence of Majelis Taklim can boost the electoral chances of the mayor and vice-mayor candidates. The the increasing role of Majelis Taklim in local politics, however, might complicate the diversity and multiculturalism of the Riau Islands.
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 109-18
Nanyang Technological University