Christians in Jakarta jail attend a Christmas celebration. Photo: Reuters

The ghost of Indonesia’s Christmas past, religious intolerance, is raised with a tweet about cake

  • Notice claiming Jakarta bakery would no longer put Christmas symbols on its cakes has caused a stir after a Twitter photo went viral
  • It may be fake news, but it has raised the ghost of Christmas past in a land where Islamic extremism has left many on edge
Topic |   Indonesia

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Christians in Jakarta jail attend a Christmas celebration. Photo: Reuters
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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
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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