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With Haze Contained, Attention Turns To Peatlands

The menacing haze which caused havoc in Indonesia and neighboring countries in 2015 has been contained, thanks to the government’s strict policy enforcement and a prolonged rainy season. Attention is now on making peatlands fire-preventive.

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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.