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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Time to Heal

JOKO Widodo came up with the idea of a national reconciliation just as the July 9 presidential polls came to a close at 1pm. A presidential candidate nominated by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P),Widodo—better known as Jokowi—first mentioned it to Andi Widjajanto, the party's campaign team secretary and Anies Baswedan, rector of Paramadina University, currently on leave to advise Jokowi during the campaign.

Heading to the home of Megawati Soekarnoputri, chairperson of PDI-P in South Jakarta, Jokowi said that he had a list of people he needed to meet, as part of an effort to reduce the tension among a nation torn into two camps.