Deadly Recruitment Drive
THE amateur video was 75 minutes and 34 seconds long. It opened with Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Quran, 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…
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.
- Ronald Waas Deputy Governor, Bank IndonesiaDistribution of the social assistance funds is a domestic transaction