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Blasphemy law, a shackle to the Indonesian people

  • Tobias Basuki

Jakarta | Thu, February 11 2010 | 11:16 am

PREMIUM Indonesia, the third-largest democracy in the world, may be facing gloomy days ahead. In December 2009, the late former president Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid led a coalition of civil society organizations in filing a judicial review against the archaic blasphemy law (PNPS No. 1/1965). A move to abolish this problematic law would expectedly further consolidate Indonesia’s democracy, freedom a...