Chinese Policewoman

Sep 15th, 2006, by Patung, 30 comments

A daughter of Chinese traders in Glodok, Jakarta, has become a policewoman.

Saritem, Bandung

Sep 14th, 2006, by Patung, 14 comments

The red-light district of Saritem, in Bandung, may be about to be closed.

Javanese Language

Sep 13th, 2006, by Patung, 129 comments

Concerns about the decline of the use and knowledge of Javanese language and script.

Is Islam Bad for Tourism?

Sep 7th, 2006, by Patung, 61 comments

Attempting to forbid sinful activities forbidden in Islam such as drinking, harms the growth of tourism in Muslim areas.

TV Temptation During Ramadan

Sep 5th, 2006, by Patung, 31 comments

The Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) advises what should not appear on television screens during the upcoming “holy month” of Ramadan.

Schools of Thought

Sep 4th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Ma’ruf Amin of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia says that competing schools of thought within Islam have to be accepted with tolerance except when they are heretical.

Regional Tribalism

Sep 1st, 2006, by Patung, 3 comments

A study says the system of devolving power to the regions, or regional autonomy, is spurring the advent of tribalism and disunity.

Female Circumcision

Aug 31st, 2006, by Patung, 235 comments

The Ulema Council, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says female circumcision is necessary for Muslims.

Least Educated

Aug 30th, 2006, by Patung, 3 comments

The standard of education in Indonesia comes in for some criticism.

Survey Results

Aug 27th, 2006, by Patung, 1 comment

A survey says over a third of Indonesian Muslims desire an Islamic state, while half don’t, among other things.

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