A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters
A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters

Can Indonesia’s more moderate Ulema Council help stem a rise in Islamic extremism?

  • A purge of conservative leaders more critical of President Joko Widodo from the MUI has fuelled guarded optimism of change
  • The MUI’s support of the Covid-19 vaccine comes amid a surge of misinformation in Indonesia and Malaysia over whether it is permissible in Islam

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters
A resident of Solo, Indonesia, with signs celebrating the new year and advising people to follow health protocols. Photo: Reuters
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