6:23 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has played down a threat by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) to protest and reject his appointment as leader of the capital once Governor Joko Widodo assumes his presidential post in October.
5:40 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
The Aceh provincial administration should put a plan to impose Shariah on non-Muslims on hold for now, legal experts and politicians said Monday as lawmakers in the province are set to pass the law this week.
2:39 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
With the Idul Adha holiday less than two weeks away, Central Jakarta announced on Monday that it will not allow the sale of animals in parks and on sidewalks.
10:08 pm September 20, 2014 | No Comment
Despite the fact that his tenure will soon end, the new Religious Affairs Minister is said to be planning to make progress in resolving a dispute in East Java that has forced tens of Shia families from their homes.
5:13 pm September 18, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will discuss solutions to contain the Islamic State terrorist organization active in Iraq and Syria when he meets with religious leaders in the United States this week.
5:03 pm September 11, 2014 | No Comment
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and strengthen ties between the Islamic world and the West.
7:17 pm September 9, 2014 | 5 Comments
Right activists on Tuesday expressed serious concerns about a plan to pass a bylaw that would impose a Shariah-based criminal code on non-Muslims in Aceh.
10:10 pm September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Five people filed a petition for a judicial review at the Constitutional Court on Thursday that, if successful, would legalize interfaith marriage in Indonesia. The petitioners argue that the 1974 Law on Marriage, which requires all marriages in Indonesia to be conducted in accordance with the respective religious beliefs of the bride and groom, violates the Constitution and principles of Pancasila.
6:12 pm September 5, 2014 | No Comment
For the first time in eight years, five residents of Aceh's Pidie district on Friday were caned publicly for gambling, a violation of Shariah laws enforced in the province.
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