Tempo English Weekly

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deadly Recruitment Drive

THE amateur video was 75 minutes and 34 seconds long. It opened with Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Qur’an, followed by a series of photographs of violence involving the Muslim community in Indonesia. An upbeat nasyid song played in the background. The lyrics repeatedly called on Muslims to carry out jihad.

The first 15 minutes of the video were about the history of clashes between Islamic…

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Competing Cards For the Poor

A meeting took place last week at the office of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Alleviation (TNP2K) in Jakarta. Officials from Visa Worldwide Indonesia and MasterCard Indonesia were there. The two international financial institutions were asked to explain the technology to distribute non-cash social assistance, known in Indonesia as bansos.