Stories About ‘Politics & Politicians’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Politics & Politicians’.

PAN & The Big Picture

Monday, April 17th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

Amien Rais, the chairman of the Partai Amanat Nasional, PAN, says his party considers the porn issue to be an unimportant distraction. There are greater, nation defining issues at hand.

South East Asian Islam

Saturday, April 15th, 2006, by . No Comments

Two leading Islamic intellectual figures discuss sharia, and the nature of Islam in south east Asia as compared to the middle eastern form. They raised interesting points but failed to logically carry through their arguments or look too deeply into the issue.

Protecting Women From Globalization

Friday, April 7th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

Yoyoh Yusroh, a member of the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, PKS, in supporting the proposed law against public indecency, says women need to be protected from globalization.

Islamist vs Secular Parties

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, by . 3 Comments

It's common practice for analysts of Indonesian politcal affairs to divide parties into two groups, Islamist, and secular, but this is an over-simplification.

Support for Sharia & Islamic Radicalism

Friday, March 17th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

The Indonesian Survey Institute has released the results of a survey that gauged the prevalance of support for ideas associated with hardline or fundamentalist Islam among Muslims and others in the country. Behind the moderate mask it seems there may be a harder faced complexion among Indonesian Muslims.

Big Parties Go Cold on Porn Bill

Saturday, March 11th, 2006, by . 3 Comments

The two largest parties in the parliament, Golkar and PDI-P, appear likely to push for changes to the anti-porn bill. The two parties between them have 237 of the 550 seats in parliament.

Hamzah Haz on Islamic Parties

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

Hamzah Haz, the leader of the Islamist PPP and former vice president said that Indonesia is still in need of Islamic based parties because the majority of Indonesians are Muslims.

Poll Results

Monday, March 6th, 2006, by . No Comments

An electoral poll carried out in December 2005 and published in early February 2006 make for some interesting perusing given recent events and trends in the parliament in Jakarta.

Media Man Yudhoyono

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006, by . 1 Comment

It seems we're not the only ones with doubts about President Yudhoyono. An Aceh charity worker, Siswa Rizali, says:

Poso & Palu News

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, by . No Comments

Poso political problems.

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