Jakarta court grants Ahok's request to divorce wife

Ex-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama with Ms Veronica Tan in February last year. The judge said she continued seeing Mr Julianto Tio (below) despite being told to stop.
Ex-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama with Ms Veronica Tan in February last year. The judge said she continued seeing Mr Julianto Tio despite being told to stop.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Ex-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama with Ms Veronica Tan in February last year. The judge said she continued seeing Mr Julianto Tio (below) despite being told to stop.
Ex-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama with Ms Veronica Tan in February last year. The judge said she continued seeing Mr Julianto Tio (above) despite being told to stop.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Evidence submitted included copies of chats showing her affair with married businessman

A court granted a divorce request by former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama yesterday on the grounds that there was adequate evidence of infidelity by his wife Veronica Tan.

The three-judge panel also granted Basuki, popularly known by his Chinese name Ahok, custody of their two younger children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2018, with the headline 'Jakarta court grants Ahok's request to divorce wife'. Print Edition | Subscribe