Web of Terror
AS a former senior figure in the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), Imam Supriyanto had never forgotten his senior, Abdul Rosyid alias Abdul Kholis. Two years ago, Imam visited the home of Kholis in Ciputat, South Tangerang. He used to be my mentor, said Imam in Jakarta last week, referring to Kholis. At that time, Imam had already left the organization two years before. During those two years Imam never…
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IT was sundown when Taufik Noor Isya crossed the Indonesia-Malaysia border at Entikong, West Kalimantan, and headed for Kuching in Sarawak, two weeks ago. An hour later, just as Taufik, an Indonesian police liaison officer with the rank of commissioner, reached the town of Serian, his cellular phone rang. Although the number was unfamiliar, he took the call.