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
Topic |   Indonesia

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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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Police officers stand guard at the scene of the suicide bombing at Medan city police headquarters. Photo: EPA

Indonesian maid who worked in Hong Kong probed for links to Medan bombing

  • Ika Puspitasari, who is serving jail time, worked for two decades in Hong Kong and Malaysia
  • Investigators found she met the wife of the suspected bomber, but had no other involvement in the blast that injured six
Topic |   Terrorism

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Police officers stand guard at the scene of the suicide bombing at Medan city police headquarters. Photo: EPA
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