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January 22, 2024

Harvard International Review - January 22, 2024

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the world in the 21st century.

December 4, 2023

Indonesia at Melbourne - December 4, 2023

Religious protesters and police clashed outside the Coldplay concert at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on 16 November.

November 30, 2023

Tempo - November 30, 2023

M. Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – Former figureheads of the 212 demonstrations on Dec. 2, 2016, are set to hold a 212 reunion this year on Saturday morning.

August 25, 2023

Fulcrum - August 25, 2023

Iim Halimatusa'diyah – Indonesian leaders have committed to refrain from politicising religion in the upcoming February 2024 elections, but political incentives and social forces contin

August 2, 2023

Tempo - August 2, 2023

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo stated that 96 percent of Indonesian people have faith in God.

June 28, 2023

Tempo - June 28, 2023

Juli Hantoro, Jakarta – Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy responded to the polemic over the Al Zaytun Islamic boarding school in Indram

June 26, 2023

Tempo - June 26, 2023

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo rebutted the allegation that the State Palace is backing Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School in Indramayu, West Java, which h

June 22, 2023

Detik News - June 22, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's top Islamic body the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) has issued fatwa (edict) Number 38/2023 on laws concerning women being mosque preachers (khatib) in the context

Tempo - June 22, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) commission on fatwa [a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority] has issued a haram fatwa against

May 20, 2023

Tempo - May 20, 2023

Amelia Rahima Sari, Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Alumni Brotherhood or PA 212 threatens to besiege the airport if Coldplay comes to Indonesia.

Eurasia Review - May 20, 2023

James M. Dorsey – Little did Elianu Hia know that a video he posted on Facebook in early 2021 would shape Indonesian policy and turn his life upside down.

May 14, 2023

Antara News - May 14, 2023

Fauzi, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD stated that the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia was founded as a reli

March 22, 2023

Jakarta Post - March 22, 2023

Jakarta – Leaders of the nation's official religious groups desire a peaceful 2024 general elections and reject the politicization of religion, according to a declaration read out at an

February 24, 2023

Fulcrum - February 24, 2023

Deasy Simandjuntak, Aswin Lin – A fatal incident last month involving a Chinese-owned mining company raises the spectre of political opportunists exploiting anti-Chinese sentiments in t

February 14, 2023

Jakarta Post - February 14, 2023
Jakarta – The Ummah Party has said that it will use identity politics as an electoral strategy in the 2024 general elections, cementing its brand as a populist Islamic party in the country
Fulcrum - February 14, 2023

Syafiq Hasyim, Wahyudi Akmaliah – Despite observations that the group has become defunct, the 212 Movement has held a series of gatherings to display their opposition to President Joko

February 7, 2023

Fulcrum - February 7, 2023

Ahmad Muhajir, Norshahril Saat – A young and energetic Indonesian preacher is reclaiming the moderate ground from conservatives, using a sublime mix of online propagation and accommodat

January 17, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - January 17, 2023

Don't cha wish you could dance like these kids? Not conservatives, apparently, who criticized the way foreign influence has supposedly corrupted youths.

January 6, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - January 6, 2023

You may be moved on a spiritual level by a Quran recital, but you must never shower the reciter with tips, as this latest religious controversy in Indonesia illustrates.

December 22, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 22, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia needs to watch out for spiraling identity politics as the 2024 general election nears, the National Resilience Institute or Lemhannas warned.

November 28, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - November 28, 2022

The governor of West Java and an Islamic leader are among those who denounced religious discrimination towards a church, which was on a humanitarian mission to provide aid to survivors

November 21, 2022

Tempo - November 21, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in an event held in Solo, Central Java, encouraged future presidential and vice presidential candidates to avert from politiciz

November 14, 2022

Kompas.com - November 14, 2022

Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – A Kompas research and development (Litbang) survey has revealed that the public hopes that the political elite do not resort to identity politics as poli

November 8, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 8, 2022

Wahyudi Akmaliah – After holding successful events in 2018 and 2019, "born again" Muslim and former MTV VJ Arie Untung and his team had big plans for "Hijrahfest" in Surabaya from 14-16

November 4, 2022

Tempo - November 4, 2022

Muhsin Sabilillah, Jakarta – The National People's Defending Movement (GNPR) and the Islamic Brotherhood Front (FPI) are set to hold the 4th demonstration of the People's Defending Acti

October 14, 2022

Tempo - October 14, 2022

Muh Raihan Muzakki, Jakarta – Chairman of political party PSI Giring Ganesha paid a visit to the National Mandate Party (PAN) Jakarta headquarters on Thursday.

August 31, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 31, 2022

Ahmad Rizky M Umar – For the past decade, Indonesia has been increasingly active in promoting its own version of "moderate Islam": Islam Nusantara.

August 29, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 29, 2022

An Indonesian YouTuber has caught flak after she was accused of harassing other women into following her strict religious dress code.

April 27, 2022

The Diplomat - April 27, 2022

A'an Suryana – In late March, the mayor of a city within the greater Jakarta area publicly opposed a recent circular issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, which regulates the vol

March 11, 2022

February 24, 2022

Tempo - February 24, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – A representative of the Religious Affairs Ministry has responded to the public backlash after Religious Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas issued a statement tha

February 22, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - February 22, 2022

Indonesia's Ministry of Religious Affairs issued new guidelines that slightly lower the volume of mosque loudspeakers, but the country's major Islamic party has loudly criticized the re

December 29, 2021

Fulcrum - December 29, 2021

Syafiq Hasyim – The decline of the 212 Movement in Indonesia could well portend the decline of political Islam.

December 2, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 2, 2021

Things are quite chaotic this morning up at Central Jakarta's Monas (National Monument) and its surrounding areas, with hundreds adamant on holding the 212 "reunion" rally without a cro

Tempo - December 2, 2021

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – The National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel on motorbikes dispersed masses of the 212 Reunion who were gathering at the roadblocks on Jalan M

November 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - November 29, 2021

The organizers of an annual rally by Islamist groups is adamant that this year's edition will go ahead in Jakarta, even if authorities don't issue a permit for mass gathering required f

November 28, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - November 28, 2021

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – It is dawn in Jakarta and the sound of the adzan, the Islamic call to prayer, is blaring from the loudspeakers of mosques around the metropol

November 24, 2021

UCA News - November 24, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – A group of Indonesian lawyers has defended a Catholic priest who shared a video criticizing the country's top Muslim clerical body after police arrested one of i

November 22, 2021

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA) - November 22, 2021

Indonesia's highest Muslim clerical council has called for a review of guidelines on the use of loudspeakers at mosques, following concerns and complaints from members of the public in

October 27, 2021

Tempo - October 27, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas issued a written statement on Tuesday insisting that the ministry he leads represents every religion and does not

October 14, 2021

Agence France-Presse - October 14, 2021

Every night at 3:00 am, Rina is jolted awake by blaring speakers so loud she has developed an anxiety disorder: she can't sleep, she's too nauseous to eat – but she is also too scared t

Fulcrum - October 14, 2021

A'an Suryana – It is unlikely that a string of attacks against Muslim figures in Indonesia was orchestrated.

September 14, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - September 14, 2021

Not all rejection of the mainstream lifestyle is a form of radicalization, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) said, as it defends a group of students who were filmed covering their ears

June 16, 2021

New Mandala - June 16, 2021

Yuji Mizuno – In Indonesia Halal certification emerges as a contentious issue time and time again.

Coconuts Jakarta - June 16, 2021

Once they were friends, then they were enemies, and now it seems like there's no rebuilding the figurative bridge between Islamist group Persaudaraan Alumni 212 (PA 212) and Defense Min

June 13, 2021

June 8, 2021

Human Rights Watch News Release - June 8, 2021

Andreas Harsono – Hundreds of Muslims in Indonesia this week demanded that the local government in Sraten village, East Java, stop the Muhammadiyah congregation from building a mosque.

May 26, 2021

Channel News Asia - May 26, 2021

Johannes Nugroho, Surabaya, Indonesia – Indonesia's public debate over the issue of Palestinian rights was reawakened by the latest violence, which claimed at least 243 lives in Gaza an

April 14, 2021

Tribune - April 14, 2021

Vincentius Jyestha, Jakarta – The United Development Party (PPP) and the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) have agreed to continue fighting for the enactment of several pieces of natio

January 26, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - January 26, 2021

Warding off mosquitoes was touted as one of the reasons for female Muslim students in Padang, West Sumatra to continue wearing the hijab at school amid ongoing outrage about the discrim