Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

One Case, Three Investigations

The police took conflicting action against businessman Suryo Tan without any grounds to process the case.

Much Ado over a Nothing Book

The police are wasting energy and resources by overreacting to the book Jokowi Undercover.

A Bitter Breakup

Having issued an unfavorable assessment over investing in Indonesia the government is cutting relations with JPMorgan.

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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.