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Controversy over 'zakat' plan shows lack of trust

Jakarta | Fri, March 2, 2018 | 11:50 am
Controversy over 'zakat' plan shows lack of trust The government`s plan to deduct 2.5 percent zakat (alms) directly from the salaries of Muslim civil servants has stirred up controversy. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

PREMIUM The government`s plan to deduct 2.5 percent zakat (alms) directly from the salaries of Muslim civil servants has stirred up controversy. This polemic is actually nothing new. A law on zakat collection has existed since 2011, followed by related legislation in the form of a government regulation, presidential instruction and ministerial regulation in 2014. Why has it reemerged as a controversy? ...

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