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Jakarta Post

Govt moves to ban HTI

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 9 2017   /  12:01 am

Enough is enough: Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (center), accompanied by (left to right) the AGO’s junior attorney for intelligence M. Adi Toegarisman, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo and National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, announces the disbandment of Muslim organization Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) in Jakarta on Monday. The HTI was accused of operating against the nation’s state philosophy of Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Three days after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo warned that “anti-Pancasila” organizations that “disrupt public order” could be disbanded, the government has decided to seek court approval to ban hard-line Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) on the grounds that its activities contravene the state ideology and threaten national un...