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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's religion minister accused of corruption over pilgrimage funds

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, who has been a vocal supporter of presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, has been named a suspect in a graft case. Suryadharma Ali, whose ministry was caught up in a graft scandal last year involv ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Plenty of mud thrown ahead of Indonesian election, and some of it’s sticking

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... of student activists before Suharto's downfall in 1998. Indikator said this appeared to have had little impact on voters, despite the fact it was true. The claim about Widodo's religion ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian presidential candidate branded an ethnic Chinese Christian as campaign gets dirty

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... on voters, despite the fact it was true. The claim about Widodo’s religion and ancestry have been by far the most damaging, as they could alienate Muslim voters and play on long-standing resentment ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Clashes as church in Indonesia is demolished

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Clashes at demolition of church Indonesian government workers demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation yesterday, as Muslim protesters egged them on and branded the Christians "infidels". Dozens in the 100-strong congregation wailed as a digger tore down the brick walls. Worshippers accused the government of "criminalising" their religion ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties join forces to back Joko Widodo for Indonesian presidency

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Reuters

    ... the political clout in parliament to pass major reforms if elected. PKB's policy outlook was in any case already broadly aligned with PDI-P. "PKB doesn't believe in mixing religion with politics," Helmy Faishal, a senior PKB official said. "The only concern we have about religion is how to ensure religious freedom for everybody, including minorities." Analysts say PKB, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's ethnic Chinese acting Governor Ahok a national first

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... of governance, not his background. "People are voting for a track record today," Ahok said in April. "It's not about the race or religion … or some primordial idea of who should ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... – the PDI-P for instance has a religious wing – and vice versa, with some Islamic parties in recent years having sought to focus less publicly on religion and more on everyday concerns. In his first ... they have religious interests. So people basically choose any party they like.” And Muslim voters were looking for a party that could deliver more than just religion, said Greg Fealy, an Indonesia ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian church faces troubled Christmas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of what they say is discriminatory law. Under a 2006 ministerial decree, houses of worship must have the approval of the heads of at least 60 households of other religions, and much ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... separate religion from culture, so we’re being cautious,” Zainal Arifin, head of the Indonesian Ulema Council in the city of Solo, told news agency AFP. “And if it’s part of a religious ritual, we ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia cracks down on religious radicals

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Crackdown on radicals after terror onslaught Indonesia is stepping up efforts to combat religious radicalism after a spate of terror-related incidents. Vice-President Dr Boediono announced a "deradicalisation" pro ...




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