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Indonesian cleric suspect in porn case

A Indonesian Islamist leader who helped organize mass protests against Jakarta’s Christian governor has been named a suspect in a pornography case, police said Tuesday, as authorities seek to rein in hardliners.

Jakarta’s Christian governor who is standing trial for blasphemy fought to cling on to his job Wednesday in a high-stakes election seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia.

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The son of a Moro National Liberation Front leader has been arrested and detained in Malaysia for his alleged involvement in the Davao City night market bombing last September 2.

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NEARLY overlooked in the avalanche of news developments related to our recent elections was the report last week that the Indonesian government had announced that it was preparing to execute several prisoners. The report again raised fears about Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, who was saved from execution last year after the Philippine government appealed to President Joko Widodo.

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