Tempo English Weekly

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Shady Ban on Niqab

A screenshot of a letter written by Yudian Wahyudi, rector of the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) in Yogyakarta, has been circulating in a WhatsApp group for the university's niqab (face veil)-wearing women for two weeks. The contents of the letter has made members of the conversation group anxious. "The letter was issued unilaterally and without prior notification," said Salamah, not her real name, a student in the da’wah…

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Monday, March 05, 2018

In Search for a Running Mate

Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.