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Sharia Bonds

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, by . 12 Comments

The Finance Ministry's $1 billion sharia bond issue.

Al-Qiyadah Al-Islamiyah

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, by . 80 Comments

Mini theocracy in Bogor and Padang.

Ramadan Fasting

Monday, October 8th, 2007, by . 84 Comments

Video of an FPI raid on people not fasting for Ramadan.


Saturday, October 6th, 2007, by . 23 Comments

Indonesians are divided on the question of stoning people to death for extra-marital affairs.


Friday, October 5th, 2007, by . 33 Comments

Remembering the Communist Party (PKI) in the post Suharto era.

Indonesian Women

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007, by . 176 Comments

Laws that discriminate against women.


Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, by . 28 Comments

Soon to be ex-Governor of Jakarta, Sutiyoso, intends to run for president.

Naked Student

Monday, October 1st, 2007, by . 37 Comments

Posing naked on the internet and death threats.

Stability, Law, & Corruption

Friday, September 28th, 2007, by . 5 Comments

Political stability and rule of law conditions, 1996 to 2006.

Best Toilet

Friday, September 28th, 2007, by . 15 Comments

Bali has the cleanest toilets.

Religious TV

Thursday, September 27th, 2007, by . 9 Comments

Television programs that violate Islamic law.

Aceh Reconstruction

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, by . 15 Comments

Islamic law hinders reconstruction in Aceh.

Canggu, Bali Villas & Hotels

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007, by . No Comments

The Canggu beach & Batubelig area of south Bali, and its best hotels and villas.

Rhoma Irama

Monday, September 24th, 2007, by . 22 Comments

Rhoma Irama advises Indonesian Muslims to stop fighting each other.

Trans Java Highway

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, by . 8 Comments

The Trans Java toll road is probably going to be built shortly.

Fundamentalist Mosque

Friday, September 21st, 2007, by . 23 Comments

An LDII mosque is attacked in Jember.

Stolen Assets

Thursday, September 20th, 2007, by . 10 Comments

Former president Suharto and stolen state assets.

BMW 5 Series

Thursday, September 20th, 2007, by . 21 Comments

The BMW Series 5 launches in Jakarta.

Sex Cinemas

Thursday, September 20th, 2007, by . 25 Comments

Sex cinemas, and how non-Muslims should behave during Ramadan.


Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, by . 12 Comments

The Wahidiyah movement is attacked in Tasikmalaya.

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