Building permits unevenly enforced in Indonesia

Several houses of worship in Indonesia have been closed or torn down because they lacked the required approval. But some say even mainstream mosques are usually built without a permit.

By Aditya Surya for Khabar Southeast Asia in Jakarta

April 20, 2013


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Mariyah Nibosu, whose husband was shot dead in 2009 by unknown gunmen, stands outside her home in September 2013 in the state-run 'widows' village' of Rotan Batu, 20km from Narathiwat. "Women suffer a lot here," she said. "But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive." [Christophe Archambault/AFP]

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