Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has asserted that the government is not hampering firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab from returning home to Indonesia from his self-exile in
Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
November 1, 2019
October 27, 2019
Jakarta – Anwar Congo, former leader of a death squad that is alleged to have killed thousands of suspected Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members in Medan, North Sumatra, in mid-196
October 26, 2019
Jakarta – On Saturday October 26 President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attended the opening of the Pancasila Youth's (Pemuda Pancasila, PP) 10th Convention and 60th anniversary at the Sultan
Jakarta – Pancasila Youth (Pemuda Pancasila, PP) Deputy General Chairperson, Bambang Soesatyo, has stated that the organisation will take a tough stand against anyone who intends to di
October 23, 2019
Reza Gunadha and Novian Ardiansyah – The 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) is calling on Prabowo Subianto to repatriate Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab within
October 22, 2019
At times, during the presidential election campaign earlier this year, it appeared that Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab's unwavering support for Gerindra Chairman Pr
Alfian Rumagit, Rahmad Nasutio, Jayapura, Papua – The Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Jayapura, Papua's capital city, expressed rejection to calls for jihad or fighting in the name of religion
October 18, 2019
There have been debates in recent months on whether or not controversial hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) should be disbanded, but one high-ranking government official has
October 10, 2019
Indonesia's West Papua police chief is making assurances that no jihadis have arrived in Papua.
October 7, 2019
Johnny Blades – Jihadis are being encouraged to go and fight in West Papua by Indonesian Muslim hardliners.
September 2, 2019
Johnny Blades – Indonesian civilian militia groups are stoking tensions in West Papuan towns and cities after widespread protests across the region in the past two weeks.
Zae Baneza, Ulfia Dwi and Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – On Sunday September 1 the police arrested a number of Papuan students in Jakarta on charges of treason (makar).
August 26, 2019
Rizieq Shihab, the infamous leader of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), says that he wants to leave Saudi Arabia – where he has lived for more than two years after fleeing po
August 25, 2019
Jakarta – Jafar Umar Thalib, former leader of the now-defunct Laskar Jihad paramilitary group, died of a heart attack at the age of 58 on Sunday.
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan called on the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) to "keep defending religion" during an opening speech he delivered at the mass organization's 21st a
August 24, 2019
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan took part in dawn prayers during a commemoration of Indonesian independence and the 21st anniversary of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) at t
July 31, 2019
Amy Chew – Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto will play a "mediatory role" between the government and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) if authorities refuse to renew the op
July 29, 2019
The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), one of Indonesia's most controversial civil society organizations (locally referred to as mass organizations or ormas for short), has been in a state
July 28, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Golkar Party's Deputy Secretary General Ace Hasan Syadzily said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)'s statement that the government would review the extension of the perm
July 19, 2019
Jakarta – The government is considering whether or not to extend the mass organization permit for the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), a hard-line group with a controversial track record.
Jakarta (Antara) – The Law and Human Rights Ministry's director-general of immigration Ronny Franky Sompie said that there are no rules that prevent Rizieq Shihab from returning to his
July 16, 2019
Jakarta – The police have refuted a statement by Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) General Secretary Munarman who said that all criminal investigations against fugitive FPI leader Rizieq S
July 14, 2019
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Members of the 212 movement have expressed their disappointment over the reconciliation of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and losing presidential candidate Pra
July 12, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The head of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) legal aid, Sugito Atmo Prawiro, has blamed the Indonesian government for the current immigration hassle on the organ