Indonesian firefighters contend with the aftermath of an Isis-linked blast in Surabaya in 2018. Photo: AFP
Indonesian firefighters contend with the aftermath of an Isis-linked blast in Surabaya in 2018. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Indonesia sees uptick of anti-Chinese speech by militants on social media

  • Islamic State affiliates are using the coronavirus to stoke existing anti-Chinese sentiments within Indonesia, a Jakarta-based think tank cautioned
  • It said there had been calls for attacks to be carried out because the country’s government is seen as being weakened by the pandemic

Indonesian firefighters contend with the aftermath of an Isis-linked blast in Surabaya in 2018. Photo: AFP
Indonesian firefighters contend with the aftermath of an Isis-linked blast in Surabaya in 2018. Photo: AFP
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