Many small schools in the Deep South lack resources and personnel, and frequent attacks by insurgents aren't helping. The government says busing students to better-equipped schools is the answer, but not all residents are convinced.
Police have netted more than two dozen terror suspects this month, but say many are still at large – and may be planning to disrupt next year's national election.
Residents of West Java expressed relief at the military declaration, and a willingness to work closely with law enforcement to make the province more secure.
Pesantren graduates should have both religious knowledge and an understanding of how to make a living, says the former vice president and head of the Indonesian Red Cross.
With extremist groups proving adept at harnessing digital technologies and the internet for their violent purposes, calls are mounting for governments, NGOs and Islamic organisations to be more active in countering such messages.
The Bekasi Forum for Religious Harmony says it will ask citizens to take a tolerance vow, aimed at promoting dialogue and avoid social conflict.
Now that the thirteenth general elections are over, some Malaysians are saying that for the sake of maintaining stability in the country any dispute should be settled through lawful way.
Civil society, media and religious leaders must help defeat terrorism in Indonesia, a top police official says. Many say they are already actively involved.
Local families in the insurgency-torn southern provinces hope improved security will help schools focus on educating their children, instead of reeling from militant attacks.
Pro-active efforts to make Muslim tourists feel at home has made Malaysia their holiday destination of choice, according to one survey.
Extremist cells busted in a series of raids were involved in a spree of bank robberies, apparently designed to secure funding for a terror training camp and other operations.
In an exclusive interview, the director of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and Research discusses the emerging role of Southeast Asia's first crash lab.
Asia's youngest country is aiming to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and now has the backing of all its members.
The Indonesia Grand Sangha Conference (KASI) has called for an end to intercommunal violence and is organising deliveries of aid to Burmese refugees displaced by the clashes.
Forestry minister calls using the wild sea mammals in travelling circuses "intolerable"
Mobs even burned a copy of the Qur'an as they raged against the minority sect in Indonesia.
With news coming in about abuses and mistreatment of Burmese Muslims, militants in Indonesia see an opportunity to urge violent jihad. Religious leaders – and the Muslims of Burma – have rejected such calls as unhelpful.
There are many risks associated with e-voting technology, and many politicians and academicians are sceptical about implementing it in the 2014 election.
Sunday's results were a bitter surprise for the opposition, which had hoped to throw Prime Minister Najib Razak out of office. With widespread accusations of irregularities at the polls, the mood is likely to remain polarised.
Some say the recent uptick in violence against religious minorities could have harmful effects on the economy.
With Kartini Day as a backdrop, Total E&P Indonesie sent four female employees to Morocco to participate in a women-only motor rally in March.
The regional body is seeking to establish standards and close loopholes affecting human rights in member states.
Wednesday's cold-blooded murder at a village grocery shop has left residents traumatised and is raising questions about the peace talks now under way with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional.
Concerned citizens urge their country not to let down its guard on terrorism, either at home or in the region.
During a state visit to Burma, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urges resolution of communal violence there, and says Indonesia is ready to help.
Malaysia's decision to no longer let Iranians obtain visas upon landing, combined with international sanctions on Iran's nuclear programme, are having negative economic ripple effects.