Indonesia steps up campaign against illegal drugs

Police consign illegal drugs to the fire, and a bike race helps promote a healthy lifestyle. It's all part of ramped-up efforts to keep Indonesia's youth on the right track.

By Michael Watopa for Khabar Southeastasia in Jombang, East Java

July 31, 2012


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent Muslims.

Photo Essay

 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.