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After getting an early release from jail due to good behaviour, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, or BTP as he wishes to be called now, is free to walk the streets of the city he once governed. He wasted no time in traveling around Jakarta to see how things had changed and to experience the Semanggi Interchange that he began constructing before his incarceration.This was followed by the announcement that he will not only be launching his own YouTube channel, but also a TV show.

The popular feedback has shown that Jakarta still has love for its former governor and continues to be interested in what he has to share and say. However, the belief that his new ventures would be mean he was never returning to politics have been proven premature as at an announcement in Bali on February 8, he ended speculation by joining the leading party in the country: the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).

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