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Indonesia To Vet Public Servants To Weed Out Islamists

WorldNews Friday, 21 June 2019
Indonesia To Vet Public Servants To Weed Out IslamistsIndonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior official involved in the plan, the South China Morning Post reports. Indonesia is officially secular, but there has been a rise in politicians demanding a larger role for Islam in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, with some groups calling for an Islamic state. The rise in conservatism was a major test for President Joko Widodo in the April election, with some Islamist groups accusing him of being anti-Islam and throwing their support behind political rivals, including challenger...
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