Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Contagion Across Campuses

News of the government's plan to disband Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia spread in no time from one campus to another and became the major topic of discussion among students. When Tempo arrived at Hizbut Tahrir’s office at Padjadjaran University in West Java, 15 students had just ended a halaqah (small-group religious gathering).

"We just finished discussing HTI’s disbandment by the government," said Riki Nasrullah, student committee chairman at the Jatinangor…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.