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Khabarsoutheastasia.com provides information in two languages – English and Bahasa Indonesia – on developments affecting the stability and security of the Asia-Pacific region. The site features news, feature articles and multimedia content from paid correspondents located across the region.

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Worshippers read from the Qur'an at Jakarta's Istiqlal Grand Mosque on May 4th, as part of "One Day One Juz", a programme that encourages Muslims to live by Islam's holy book. More than 90% of Indonesia's 250 million people are moderate Muslims. [Adek Berry/AFP]

Hardliners threaten tolerance in Indonesia

Indonesia's tradition of moderate, tolerant Islam is under threat by hard-line groups who are imposing their conservative views on others and intimidating religious minorities.