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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

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

New Mandala - June 16, 2021

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

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

December 1, 2020

Tempo - December 1, 2020

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Jakarta Tanah Abang Police precinct on Tuesday announced that it has mobilized a number of its personnel to investigate a video, that went viral on so

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.