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November 19, 2020

The Interpreter - November 19, 2020

A'an Suryana Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek – The recurring puzzle as to whether Indonesia's most divisive Muslim cleric, Habib Rizieq Shihab, leader of vigilante group Islam Defenders Front

November 17, 2020

Vice - November 17, 2020

Rosa Folia – Conservative lawmakers in Muslim-majority Indonesia have renewed efforts to pass a sweeping alcohol ban that could see drinkers jailed for up to three years, but the propos

November 16, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - November 16, 2020

James Massola and Amilia Rosa – Bali's hoteliers are warning a proposed Indonesia-wide booze ban would scare off Aussie tourists and stop a post-coronavirus economic recovery dead in it

November 13, 2020

CNN Indonesia - November 13, 2020

Jakarta – The draft law on alcoholic beverages has again attracted public attention after the House of Representatives (DPR) Legislative Body (Baleg) revealed plans to begin deliberatin

Coconuts Bali - November 13, 2020

With conservative lawmakers in Indonesia this week making another push to ban alcohol with a controversial bill, some are arguing against the potential harm of such a law, especially in

Jakarta Post - November 13, 2020

Jakarta – The House of Representatives resumed its deliberation of a controversial alcohol prohibition bill on Tuesday, after the bill had spent years on hold, as some lawmakers asserte

November 12, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - November 12, 2020

Forget drinking responsibly – if some conservative lawmakers have their way, Indonesians may not be able to sell or drink alcohol at all.

November 11, 2020

Jakarta Globe - November 11, 2020

Jakarta – Lawmakers from three parties that hold 26 percent seats in the House of Representatives have proposed to restart a discussion on an alcoholic drink prohibition bill, seeking t

November 7, 2020

CNN Indonesia - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – A groups of national figures officially declared the rebirth of the Masumi Party coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the party which was first established in 1945.

November 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police will ramp up patrols around convenience stores and shopping centers following the burning of French products by an Islamic group that also called for a boyc

November 5, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - November 5, 2020

Police in East Jakarta say they are looking into allegations of religious discrimination in a public high school after a teacher allegedly drummed up support for Muslim candidates over

November 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 3, 2020

Jakarta – Police have arrested a student protester carrying a toy gun during a demonstration against French President Emmanuel Macron near the French Embassy in Jakarta on Monday.

Coconuts Jakarta - November 3, 2020

A number of Islamic groups held a protest in front of the French embassy in Sarinah, Central Jakarta yesterday.

November 2, 2020

Associated Press - November 2, 2020

Andi Jatmiko and Niniek Karmini, Jakarta – Indonesian Muslims marched to the heavily guarded French Embassy in Indonesia's capital on Monday to protest France's president and his staunc

October 26, 2020

The Conversation - October 26, 2020

Alexandre Pelletier – After Indonesia's democratic transition of 1998, dozens of small yet vocal Islamist groups sprung up throughout the world's most populous Muslim majority country.

October 13, 2020

Associated Press - October 13, 2020

Jakarta – Thousands of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital on Tuesday demanding that the government revoke a new law they say will cripple labor rights.

Jakarta Post - October 13, 2020

Jakarta – Several religious mass organizations, including the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212), took to the streets in Jakarta on Tuesday to

Nikkei Asia - October 13, 2020

Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Hard-line Islamic organizations led demonstrations against Indonesia's controversial "job creation" omnibus law on Tuesday, calling on those gathered to continue

South China Morning Post - October 13, 2020

Amy Chew – An exiled Indonesian firebrand Muslim cleric has called on his followers to lay siege on Jakarta's presidential palace on Tuesday afternoon and to topple President Joko Widod

September 27, 2020

East Asia Forum - September 27, 2020

Greg Fealy – Over the past four years, the government of Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has been conducting a concerted and systematic campaign of repression against Islamist

July 10, 2020

Straits Times - July 10, 2020

Labuhan Lombok (AFP) – An Indonesian politician is under fire for ordering female civil servants to wear face veils once a week in what he defended as a bid to guard against the corona

July 8, 2020

Coconuts - July 8, 2020

Elaine Pearson – A new dress code for female civil servants in Indonesia's Central Lombok regency should concern all Indonesians.

June 26, 2020

Tempo - June 26, 2020

Ihsan Reliubun, Jakarta – The Jakarta regional representative council (DPD) deputy chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Wiliam Yani, expressed his rejection

June 5, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - June 5, 2020

West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno has filed a formal request to the Communications and Information Ministry for the removal of a local language bible app from the Google Play Store,

May 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2020

Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – The presence of agnostics and atheists is not often felt in conservative Indonesia, where society largely defines itself along religious lines.