2:09 pm October 19, 2014 | No Comment
Support for Islamic State’s campaign in the Middle East, including young men who have traveled there to join the fight, will pose a challenge for Jokowi when he is inaugurated Oct. 20 to lead a country with a history of terror attacks.
11:20 pm October 17, 2014 | No Comment
The Jakarta Police are continuing to build a case against 22 members of the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, who were involved in a violent demonstration outside the City Council building earlier this month that resulted in more than a dozen police officers getting injured.
12:25 pm October 15, 2014 | No Comment
The Indonesian government has sided with Islamic hard-liners in requesting the Constitutional Court throw out a challenge to the 1974 Marriage Law by petitioners seeking recognition for interfaith marriages.
7:06 pm October 14, 2014 | No Comment
Authorities in Malaysia have banned liberal Muslim scholar Ulil Abshar Abdalla from a seminar on the grounds that he might spread the teachings of the Ahmadiyah minority sect — of which he is not a follower.
3:39 pm October 14, 2014 | No Comment
Police in the capital have finished compiling evidence against the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front, better known as the FPI, and will hand over the case file to prosecutors on Tuesday.
12:50 am October 13, 2014 | No Comment
The 12th anniversary of the first Bali bombing, which killed 202 people and injured more than 200 in two nightclubs in 2002, was marked with caution over the potentially spreading influence of the Islamic State, an extremist group, in Indonesia.
5:20 pm October 9, 2014 | No Comment
The senior leader of the Islamic Defenders Front who organized last week's riot outside the City Council could face a cumulative eight years in prison on three different charges as police said they would expand the investigation to reveal who financed last Friday's violence.
8:43 pm October 8, 2014 | No Comment
Hard-line rabble-rouser-in-chief Habib Novel Bamu'min handed himself into a police office in Jakarta on Wednesday to be questioned on suspicion of organizing a violent riot outside the City Council on Friday.
7:22 pm October 8, 2014 | No Comment
Anti-graft investigators slapped a travel ban on Saleh Salim Badegel — the directorate general of immigration at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights — on Monday in relation to the hajj fund graft case.