Deadly Recruitment Drive
THE amateur video was 75 minutes and 34 seconds long. It opened with Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Quran, followed by a series of photographs of violence involving the Muslim community in Indonesia. An upbeat nasyid song played in the background. The lyrics repeatedly called on Muslims to carry out jihad.
The first 15 minutes of the video were about the history of clashes between Islamic…
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JOKO Widodo's voice rose as he spoke about the draft of next year's budget, raising the point that there were insufficient funds to pay for his administration's infrastructure programs. "I will start by economizing the expenses of the ministries," said Jokowi, in proposing a solution.
Addressing the Indonesian Business Association's (Apindo) panel discussion on the economic roadmap last week in Jakarta, Jokowi questioned the allocation for government meetings and official travel, which came to more than Rp37 trillion, of which Rp18 trillion was specified for meetings.