The Partai Keadilan Sejahtera in Depok under mayor Nur Mahmudi Ismail are claimed to be forcing their religious ideology onto city employees.
The Islamist Partai Keadilan Sejahtera, Justice/Welfare Party, dominates the local political scene in the town of Depok, West Java, with the mayor of the town, Nur Mahmudi Ismail, coming from the party.
On the 18th Hasbullah Rachmad, a local MP for the middle of the road Muslim party Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) in Depok, said that bureaucrats and public servants working for the Depok city administration were having the ideology of the PKS forced onto them.
Big in Depok, Nur Mahmudi Ismail.
As an example he said that employees who did not attend religious services held by the PKS were unlikely to see their careers blossom. He named mayor Nur Mahmudi, who has been in office since 2005 when he won 44% of the vote, as the figure behind the policy of "encouraging" employees to attend the services, which are conducted by clerics affiliated with the PKS.