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Economy

New Year Expectations

The tax directorate-general is having a hard time collecting taxes from Google. A new regulation for digital companies is needed.

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Pepper Fever

As demand for export continues to rise, more and more farmers are switching to growing pepper corns.

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Weekly Business

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has terminated the government"s collaboration with US bank JPMorgan Chase. All forms of collaboration, including the bank"s role in holding tax amnesty funds, ended as of January 1. The decision reportedly has to do with JPMorgan"s move in lowering Indonesia"s rating from overweight to underweight.…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Many Faces of Conservatism

Playing With the Fire of Conservatism

The most recent study by the State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta yielded surprising -- and worrying -- results: over 80 percent of the respondents rejected the idea of a non-Muslim leader and the establishment of other houses of worship in their areas.

UIN's Islamic and Social Studies Center (PPIM) conducted the study on 500 schoolteachers of (the Muslim) religion in five provinces at the end of last year. Some respondents also rejected the idea of educators of other faiths teaching in a public school.