The Minister's Men and college Elections
Like a virus, the rector election drama has spread to a number of universities. Initially, the only buzz heard in Jakarta was the rector election at Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. It turns out many universities in other regions are also experiencing a 'fever' caused by the same virus infection.
A number of teachers at the Haluoleo early in September lodged a complaint to the National Ombudsman on…
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.