He was found guilty of blasphemy after a doctored video spread on social media.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama seeks to allow prosecutors to appeal the sentence and calm protests.
YOURSAY | ‘Why is a Muslim telling a non-Muslim what she can believe in, what to read, and what to write?’
Would critics be better off saving their breath?
YOURSAY | ‘With all these blasphemy laws, are Indonesians better Muslims?’
They gather to show moral support and sympathy for the outgoing Jakarta governor, who has been jailed for blasphemy.
UPDATED 12:31PM | It was a harsher than expected ruling for Jakarta's governor.
COMMENT | I’m talking about style of leadership, governance and political challenges.
Penang exco member Afif Bahardin says the Jakarta election was won through people-centric ideas, not religious ones.
Ahok's failure to retain his governor post signals the rise of Islam in the republic, says the PAS info chief.
Anies Baswedan wins 58 percent of the votes, over Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's 42 percent.
The election of the governor is seen also as a referendum on the nation’s secularism.
Judges agreed to postpone the hearing to April 20, a day after the election for city governor.
Ardian Syaf inserted political and religious references tied to the Jakarta gubernatorial election in the X-Men Gold comic he illustrated.
Anies says he would have a discussion on cooperation with Agus who has been eliminated.
Basuki is confident he will be given a fresh mandate to administer Jakarta.
The governorship of Jakarta is often called the 'third presidency'.
Will red, white and blue checkered shirts help Ahok to retain his governorship of Jakarta tomorrow?
Despite the blasphemy allegations, Ahok has rebounded in opinion polls to remain a frontrunner.
YOURSAY | ‘Indonesia is now going down the same slippery road that Malaysia is going.
Amoneg them are a sister of Megawati and popular artiste Ahmad Dhani.
PAS president says they should not interfere in matters concerning Islam.
Muslims had earlier protested on Nov 4, claiming they had been offended by Ahok.
A special investigation team comprising 27 people found that Ahok had insulted Islam.
He says he had instructed the republic’s police chief conduct the probe in a transparent manner.
UPDATED 11.40PM | Governor Ahok, a Christian, is said to have misinterpreted a Quranic verse that Muslims see as insulting to Islam.