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Zakir Naik’s growing clout in Indonesia

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Zakir Naik’s growing clout in Indonesia

- On the evening of April 8, the Patriot Chandrabaga stadium in Bekasi, a suburb of Jakarta, was filled to its capacity of 20,000. Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik, who is facing probes in India over his provocative speeches, was on the podium. He reiterated what Indonesia’s conservative Islamic groups had been rallying for in the run-up to Jakarta’s gubernatorial elections on April 19: Indonesians should elect only a Muslim leader

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Australia's 'Ganja Queen' set to leave Bali

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Australia's 'Ganja Queen' set to leave Bali

- DENPASAR, Indonesia: Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby is set to be deported from the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday night after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana, a case that strained ties between the neighbouring countries. Corby has always maintained her innocence, saying she was unaware she was carrying more than 4 kg (8.8 lb) of marijuana in a boogie board bag when she arrived on the resort island in late 2004

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Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby to return home from Indonesia amid media storm

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Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby to return home from Indonesia amid media storm

- KUTA, Indonesia (AFP) - Australian Schapelle Corby will on Saturday (May 27) finally return home from Bali 12 years after she was convicted of drug trafficking, in a long-awaited return that has triggered a media frenzy. The beauty school dropout was arrested in 2004 at the Indonesian resort island's airport with marijuana stashed in her surfing gear, and sentenced to 20 years in jail

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Indonesia makes arrests over suicide attack claimed by IS

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Indonesia makes arrests over suicide attack claimed by IS

- Indonesian authorities have arrested three men in connection with a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three police officers, an official said Friday, as the Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack. The elite anti-terror squad working with regular police Thursday detained the suspects around Bandung in the west of Java island and searched their homes, authorities said

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Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in Jakarta suicide bombings that killed police

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Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in Jakarta suicide bombings that killed police

- Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital. West Java police spokesman Yusri Yunus says the suspects were captured early Friday in three places in Bandung, the capital of West Java province. Only their initials and aliases were given

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Indonesia: Police arrest three over Jakarta terrorist attacks

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Indonesia: Police arrest three over Jakarta terrorist attacks

- INDONESIAN police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after bombers and gunmen attacked the capital Jakarta

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Indonesia: National mosque imam calls for interfaith dialogue, tolerance

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Indonesia: National mosque imam calls for interfaith dialogue, tolerance

- NASARUDDIN UMAR, the Grand Imam of Jakarta’s Masjid Istiqlal independence mosque, has said that interfaith dialogue is the best way to promote tolerance and prevent the spread of terrorism in Indonesia. Speaking at an interfaith meeting about preventing radicalism and terrorism in Solo, Central Java, Nasaruddin called on Indonesians to develop deeper understanding of each other’s religions, to bolster the national mantra of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or ‘unity in diversity,’

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Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks

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Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks

- JAKARTA: Indonesian police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after bombers and gunmen attacked the capital Jakarta

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Indonesia police arrest three suspected of links to Jakarta bombing

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Indonesia police arrest three suspected of links to Jakarta bombing

- JAKARTA - Indonesian police on Friday arrested three people suspected of being connected to attacks that killed three police at a Jakarta bus station this week, a spokesman said. Yusri Yunus, head of public relations at West Java Police, confirmed by text message that the arrests had taken place in the West Java city of Bandung, but did not provide details

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Indonesia police arrest 3 suspected of links to Jakarta bombing

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Indonesia police arrest 3 suspected of links to Jakarta bombing

- JAKARTA: Indonesian police on Friday (May 26) arrested three people suspected of being connected to attacks that killed three police at a Jakarta bus station this week, a spokesman said. Yusri Yunus, head of public relations at West Java Police, confirmed by text message that the arrests had taken place in the West Java city of Bandung, but did not provide details

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Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

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Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

- CAIRO: Islamic state claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday. "The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," the group's news agency Amaq said. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

- CAIRO — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday (May 24). "The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," the group's news agency Amaq said. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital

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ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

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ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

- CAIRO (REUTERS) - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria clamed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday (May 24). "The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," the group's news agency Amaq said. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital

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Indonesian police launch raids after Jakarta blast linked to IS

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Indonesian police launch raids after Jakarta blast linked to IS

- JAKARTA: Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit raided the home of a suspected suicide bomber on Thursday (May 25) as authorities linked attacks that killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus station a day earlier to the Islamic State militant group. Six police officers and six civilians were also wounded in the twin blasts set off five minutes apart by two attackers in the Kampung Melayu area of the Indonesian capital late on Wednesday, police said

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Islamic State-linked militant group behind Jakarta blast: Sources

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Islamic State-linked militant group behind Jakarta blast: Sources

- JAKARTA: The Islamic State-linked group, Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), is believed to be behind the suicide bombings at a busy bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday night (May 24), according to Indonesian and regional security sources. Both suicide bombers were from JAD, an Indonesian security source told Channel NewsAsia. JAD, which was classified as a terrorist organisation by the US State Department in January this year, was formed in 2015 and is based in Indonesia

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Singapore leaders send condolences, express solidarity with Indonesia after Jakarta attack

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Singapore leaders send condolences, express solidarity with Indonesia after Jakarta attack

- SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey their condolences over Wednesday's (May 24) bomb attack at a bus terminal in East Jakarta. In his letter dated May 25, Dr Tan said he is "deeply saddened" to learn of the blasts at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal, which killed the two suicide bombers and three policemen

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Politics & Government

  • Ahok verdict: Mob politics brings down Jakarta's Christian governor
    Ahok verdict: Mob politics brings down Jakarta's Christian governor

    , abc.net.au

    The mob came for Jakarta's governor Ahok, and it caught him. It's not so surprising — Indonesia has a history of ugly, if effective, free-for-alls: in 1965, when military-backed militias slaughtered hundreds of thousands of its opponents; and in 1998, when the mob turned on Jakarta's Chinese community, looting and burning and raping. And now, a competent if brash governor, once a symbol of Indonesian tolerance and diversity, has been brought down by a mob convinced he insulted Islam

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Sports

  • ASIAN GAMES: Indonesia shrugs off organisation woes
    ASIAN GAMES: Indonesia shrugs off organisation woes

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Organisers of Indonesia’s 2018 Asian Games insisted yestersday that preparations were on track after the build-up was hit by corruption allegations and concerns about faltering organisation. With 18 months to go until the start of the world’s biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, the flurry of early problems has sparked worries in a country with a chequered history of hosting international tournaments. When Indonesia hosted the Southeast Asian Games in 2011, the event was marked by a major corruption scandal, delays in getting venues and infrastructure ready and a deadly stampede at the football final

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Malaysian wins Best Supporting Actor award in Indonesia
    Malaysian wins Best Supporting Actor award in Indonesia

    , thestar.com.my

    Congratulations are in order for Malaysian actor Chew Kin Wah. He received the Best Supporting Actor award (Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik) at the prestigious Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards 2017 (IBOMA) recently his role in the Indonesian flick Cek Toko Sebelah. Chew beat other nominees like Indonesian actors Alex Abbad and Cornelio Sunny for the award. According to a report on bintang

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Education

Travel & Recreation

  • These chefs are serving Indonesian food in a whole new way
    These chefs are serving Indonesian food in a whole new way

    , thestar.com.my

    From a restaurant serving burgers and pizzas made with local noodles to a social media star giving street food a touch of haute cuisine, a new wave of innovative chefs are putting a modern twist on Indonesia’s traditional fare. New eateries have sprung up rapidly in recent years in the capital Jakarta, offering a wide array of foreign foods to cater to a growing consumer class which has emerged after a long economic boom

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Science & Nature

  • Indonesian rangers dismantle traps to save wildlife
    Indonesian rangers dismantle traps to save wildlife

    , sg.yahoo.com

    In the depths of Indonesia's dense Leuser rain forest, a group of rangers are searching for traps set by poachers which are endangering rare wildlife. Scientists and conservationists consider the Leuser Ecosystem, which falls mostly within Aceh province on Sumatra island, to be among the most important forests left in Southeast Asia. It is the last place of sufficient size and quality to support viable populations of rare species like orangutans, Sumatran tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants, clouded leopards and sun bears

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