» 02/11/2011, 00.00
Yudhoyono orders crackdown but officials drag their feet
Police arrest 13 people in connection with recent attacks against the Ahmadi minority and Christian churches. The president issues orders to local authorities to go after extremist entities. Civil society groups share the president’s views but security officials and agents drag their feet. Anti-Christian and anti-Ahmadi violence are related.
Muslim leader detained in anti-Christian attack
Police announce that Muharli Barda, notorious head of the Islamic Defender Front in Bekasi, is a suspect in the case. Nine other people are involved, but their names have not yet been made public as the authorities continue to investigate the stabbing of a Christian clergyman.
President Yudhoyono and anti-corruption commission on a collision course
Top officials in Indonesia’s Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) are investigated for bribery and favouring some business people. Yudhoyono is prepared to replace them with new officials, but criticism rises from within the Commission.
More than 50 Islamic Defender Front extremists arrested
The police is questioning detainees over last 1 June clashes during a pro-religious freedom rally. FPI leader is among those arrested. In East Java young moderate Muslims burn radical group’s flags.
Democratic Party's main financial backer convicted on corruption charges
Siti Hartati, a businesswoman and head of the Indonesian Buddhist Forum Association, was sentenced to 32 months in jail and US$ 15,000 in fines. The scandal tarnishes the image of the president's party as the other major parties begin their own moralisation campaigns.
High risk of terrorist attacks in Indonesia, says President Susilo
"Terrorist cells are still active", the President warns. He puts country's security forces on high alert and gives notice to Islamic extremists.
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