From poverty to opportunity: a young girl's college dream

Nineteen-year-old Arsuror Mahama of Thailand's Narathiwat province received a college scholarship, but her poverty-stricken family couldn't afford the transportation costs. The governor has stepped in to help.

By Bangnara for Khabar Southeast Asia in Narathiwat

May 30, 2012

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Do you support campaigns by vigilante groups such as FPI to crack down on bars and restaurants that they believe are violating Islamic norms?

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Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) attend a 2010 rally in front of Indonesia's constitutional court as it debates a law on blasphemy. The FPI, a hardline group known for its vigilante-style attacks on businesses and individuals, has been accused of undermining democracy and rule of law in Indonesia. [Adek Berry/AFP]

Indonesia's Islamist vigilantes: a threat to rule of law?