Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities but has seen a recent trend towards greater religious piety and conservative Islamic activism.
On August 17, reports emerged accusing West Papuan students in Surabaya of allegedly throwing the Indonesian national flag into the sewer. As soon as reports of this alleged incident began circulating, Indonesian authorities raided the university, threw tear gas into dormitories and took 43 people into custody.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been reelected with 55.5% of the vote in last month's election, official results show, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests.
Indonesia elections: President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.
President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.
Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.