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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PRESIDENTIAL Chief of Staff Luhut Binsar Panjaitan paid an unscheduled visit to Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) at his office on Medan Merdeka Utara two weeks ago. He was accompanied by Darmawan Prasodjo, an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) senior official, to explain the structure of his office, which had been formed by the president himself.
A palace official said that the 45-minute meeting began well.