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Aliran Sesat

Posted by patung on October 30, 2007

A great deal of media interest in “aliran sesat” currently, that is stories about Muslim and Islamic sects and cults, most notably the group Al-Qiyadah Al-Islamiyah, who have caused a debate over the “true” nature of Muslim beliefs or otherwise, and the question of religious freedom.

It is an old issue, and there are many other tales of religious deviants being pursued and harassed by Muslim militants, the police, and the courts, not to mention the media. These include the Lia Eden story, and many others:

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Indonesian Communist Party

Posted by patung on October 5, 2007

Post about how the Indonesian Communist Party is viewed today in Indonesia, 40 years after it was liquidated, and a further look at the 1965 coup, examining the relationship between Sukarno & Aidit.

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Palm Oil

Posted by patung on October 5, 2007

George Soros expresses interest in the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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More Scandals

Posted by patung on September 26, 2007

Some stories of the seedier side of life in Indonesia. A number of sex videos in 3gp handphone format featuring college and high school age young persons are in circulation. A leading newspaper asks the question – do Indonesian girls like blue movies? And local governments are turning back the tide on legal red light districts and is porno coming to Indonesian television screens?

A schoolgirl is threatened by her schoolmates for posing nude.

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Yahya Zaini & Maria Ireva

Posted by patung on December 3, 2006

The Golkar sex video scandal, Yahya Zaini, and Maria Eva.

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Hot Babes

Posted by patung on November 2, 2006

A couple of stories on some hot Indonesian babes, Sarah Azhari and Ratu Felisha, Shanty, Tamara Bleszynski, and Dian Sastro, Rebecca Reijman gets into trouble in Aceh Jessica Mogi. A few of these ladies are listed in the Top 10 “Hottest” Women list.

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Agni Pratistha

Posted by patung on August 28, 2006

Agni Pratistha has won the 2006 Puteri Indonesia contest.

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Nadine Chandra

Posted by patung on July 19, 2006

Miss Indonesia Nadine Chandrawinata, or just Chandra, has caused a minor controversy. Continued at http://www.indonesiamatters.com/597/nadine-chandra/.

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Joanna Alexandra & Fla Priscilla

Posted by patung on July 11, 2006

Actresses Joanna Alexandra & Fla Priscilla have been reported to the police over their sort of sexy poses in Playboy.

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Archangel Gabriel Sentenced

Posted by patung on July 3, 2006

Lia Eden is sentenced to prison.

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Abu Bakar Bashir

Posted by patung on June 17, 2006

News on the release and words of Abu Bakar Bashir.

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Prambanan

Posted by patung on June 10, 2006

News on damage caused to Prambanan temple due to the recent Yogyakarta earthquake.

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Playboy, Second Edition

Posted by patung on June 8, 2006

The Second Edition of Playboy has hit the newstands in Jakarta and Bali.

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Pancasila

Posted by patung on June 2, 2006

The Indonesian state ideology, Pancasila.

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Azyumardi Azra

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/288/azyumardi-azra-on-mob-rule/

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Indonesian Terrorist Sentenced

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/291/mujahidin-militant-sentenced/

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Mob Action in Jakarta

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/287/examples-of-mob-action/

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Boycott Israel

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/292/tennis-team-wont-play-in-israel/

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Dangdut

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/297/human-trash-dangdut-singers/

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Traditional Forms of Dress

Posted by patung on April 23, 2006

Traditional Forms of Dress

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Khawariji Islam and Terrorism

Posted by patung on January 16, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/15/khawariji-islam-and-terrorism/

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Sidney Jones on Jemaah Islamiyah

Posted by patung on January 5, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/28/sidney-jones-on-jemaah-islamiyah/

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Nothing To Do With Religion

Posted by patung on January 2, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/32/nothing-to-do-with-religion/

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Transvestite Contest Arouses Muslimah Ire

Posted by patung on December 31, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/35/transvestite-contest-arouses-muslimah-ire/

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Blasphemy Suspect Charged

Posted by patung on December 31, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/37/blasphemy-suspect-charged/

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Bomb in Palu, Sulawesi

Posted by patung on December 31, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/38/bomb-in-palu-sulawesi/

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Terrorist Jewelry Shop Robbery

Posted by patung on December 30, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/39/terrorist-jewelry-shop-robbery/

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Radicalism and National Security

Posted by patung on December 30, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/40/radicalism-and-national-security/

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Bomb Threats in West Timor

Posted by patung on December 29, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/41/bomb-threats-in-west-timor/

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Muslim Radicalism in 2005

Posted by patung on December 29, 2005

Moved to http://www.indonesiamatters.com/42/muslim-radicalism-in-2005/.

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Javanese Christmas Picture

Posted by patung on December 26, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/47/javanese-christmas-picture/

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Christmas Eve High Alert in Jakarta

Posted by patung on December 24, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/50/christmas-eve-high-alert-in-jakarta/

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Tsunami Caused by Sin

Posted by patung on December 22, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/54/tsunami-caused-by-sin/

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Muhammdiyah Offer Places for Christians

Posted by patung on December 22, 2005

Moved to http://www.indonesiamatters.com/56/muhammdiyah-offer-places-for-christians/

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Islamic Defenders Front to Guard Churches

Posted by patung on December 21, 2005

Moved to http://www.indonesiamatters.com/57/islamic-defenders-front-to-guard-churches/

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Christmas in Indonesia, 2005

Posted by patung on December 20, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/58/christmas-in-indonesia-2005/

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