The Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta has banned its female students from wearing niqab. The ban is seen as in violation of the constitution.
Police arrested members of The Family Cyber Army on suspicion of spreading fake news made to order for those with political interests. The evidence and suspects’ admissions of guilt do not support the allegations against them.
Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.