Nur Mahmudi Ismail

Dec 22nd, 2006, in News, by

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.

Nur Mahmudi Ismail
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.

Hasbullah Rachmad said that if he were mayor the only thing required of staff would be that they did their job properly. kompas

5 Comments on “Nur Mahmudi Ismail”

  1. Manuel says:

    I have been paying my tax for this kind of narrow minded people.

  2. j.volkers says:

    The Mayor of Rotterdam is a Moslim and nobody is harming him. Almost everyman likes him…….

  3. Allan says:

    If mayor of rotterdam is forcing his religious ideology onto city employees, almost everyman will hate him.

  4. Nohkes says:

    Agree with Allan. Its not about the mayor being muslim but the things he does to enforce Islam or Wahabism on others, muslim and non-muslim alike. This Islamist mayor has banned the Batak church construction while in the last 3 years there has been a mosque building frenzy in Depok. Most recent was the ban on karoake and early this year he stopped Carrefour, Hypermart, Indomaret, Alfamart etc from selling beer. His ‘religious’ ego knows no boundaries, there has been large posters in Depok about eating with the right hand and other kind of irritating messages.

  5. san jorey says:

    Hypocrisy! Mahmudi banned (even) beer from selling in Carrefour, Hypermart, Indomaret, Alfamart etc, in Depok. He seem forgetting that man can buy them from Jakarta that just 20 km from Depok, and more than 50% of Depok people work in Jakarta – everyday!

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