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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, July 19, 2016

Shuffling Over the Cabinet Reshuffle

MINISTER for State Administration and Bureaucratic Reforms Yuddy Chrisnandi made an unusual analogy when he compared the second cabinet reshuffle to a bajaj (3-wheel auto rickshaw) driving on the city streets. The only ones who know where it will turn are the driver and God Himself. "Only the President and God know when and who will be replaced or reassigned," said Yuddy at the Presidential Palace last week.