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Jokowi risks political backlash by banning hardline Islamic group

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 05:50

Jokowi is seen as having judged that the support he will gain from moderate groups will outweigh any galvanisation of conservatives.


INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo risks further alienating conservative Muslim voters after being granted new powers to outlaw religious organisations.

The Law and Human Rights Ministry last week banned Hizbut Tahrir, citing the Islamist group's support for a Muslim

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