Why Indonesia’s Widodo had to throw Ahok under a bus

Amid the din of a few hundred protestors that he helped assemble in front of the main gate of Indonesia’s parliament, Cecep Supriyanto struggled to make himself heard by a visiting reporter.
With the help of no fewer than eight megaphones, the demonstrators belonging to the Silent Majority, an activist group he founded, screamed their support for the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as legislators inside mulled a censure motion that could defang the watchdog panel….