Asia Pacific In a first, Indonesia's capital gets an ethnic Chinese governor

Basuki Purnama, a businessman turned politician, is due to replace Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president-elect, as governor of Jakarta. He would be the highest profile ethnic Chinese official in Muslim-majority Indonesia, where ethnic Chinese have been targeted before.

By , Correspondent

Reuters/File

Some 16 years after mobs razed Chinese homes across the city in a spasm of sectarian revenge, Indonesia’s capital is about to have its first ethnic Chinese governor.