Indonesian leader calls for rule of law during Ramadan

July 24, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) commanded police Sunday (July 21st) to crack down on any unlawful behaviour during Ramadan, local media reported.

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    "Let us honour this holy month to prevent mischief, riots, and acts of anarchy that does not need to happen," he said in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, according to Violence and vigilantism in particular shouldn't be tolerated, he added.

    The comments come in light of clashes in Kendal between police and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

    "The position of the state is very clear; my position is very clear; I will not tolerate any damaging acts in this country," SBY said, according to

    The president thanked police forces for preventing the situation in Kendal from turning violent.

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