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NDONESIA - ISLAM
Jakarta stops Islamists, Christian woman to stay as chief of predominantly Muslim sub-district
Members of a radical group want Susan Jasmine Zulkifli, a Protestant, dismissed from her post as Lenteng Agung sub-district chief. Fundamentalists present unreliable petition. The real targets of the political attack are the capital's governor and his Christian deputy.
West Java: growing support for Christian official targeted by Islamists
A group of demonstrators took to the streets today demanding Susan Jasmine Zulkifli's removal; among their reasons, the fact that she cannot participate in Muslim functions. Smiling, the official said that everyone has the right "to make their voices heard in a peaceful manner." Her open straightforward manner has won over her fellow citizens.
Bali terrorist organised attacks from behind bars
Sentenced to death for his role in the 2002 Bali bombing, Imam Samudra raised funds and recruited militants involved in last year's Bali attack. Revelations come after police arrest two of his alleged accomplices.
In Jakarta Christian priests and activists first target of Islamic terrorists
Police spokesman reports that following the arrest of dangerous terrorists it is becoming evident that some groups are shifting strategy, focusing primarily on domestic targets, like Christians, in order, among other things, to prevent inter-faith dialogue.
Multi-million dollar fine for former President Suharto’s educational foundation
Created by former President Suharto, who died in January, the Yayasan Supersemar Foundation is told to repay the government US$ 385 million for using foundation’s money in business transactions.
Jakarta removes police chief, too sympathetic to Tibo and fellow prisoners
As of today General Oegroseno is no longer Central Sulawesi police Chief. He favoured the stay of execution for the three Catholics sentenced to death to better investigate the real culprits for the Poso sectarian clashes of 1999-2000. Now there are fears that the fate of the three men might be sealed and that peace in the province may be in danger.
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