Jujun Junaedi, left, works on his home-made helicopter in his backyard in Sukabumi. Photo: AFP

Indonesian backyard builder hopes to beat gridlock with home-made helicopter

  • Jujun Junaedi spends most of his free time tinkering with his project, spending about US$2,100 on since he started 18 months ago
  • He said he will be happy just to see his do-it-yourself chopper make it off the ground, but his wife is not so sure
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Jujun Junaedi, left, works on his home-made helicopter in his backyard in Sukabumi. Photo: AFP
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) shakes hands with Vice-President Ma’ruf Amin, an Islamic cleric who has been assigned to lead a comprehensive campaign against the spread of radical ideologies. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s Ma’ruf Amin to fight radicalisation that has spread from ‘play groups to government’

  • The vice-president and senior cleric is seen as a figure who has the Islamic credentials to take on the country’s hardliners
  • Religious radicalisation has spread from schools to the civil service, state-owned enterprises, police and military
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) shakes hands with Vice-President Ma’ruf Amin, an Islamic cleric who has been assigned to lead a comprehensive campaign against the spread of radical ideologies. Photo: Reuters
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