Dr A’an Suryana is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Articles by A’an Suryana (13)
A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat
A recent public spat between President Joko Widodo and a prominent cleric underscores how the former is facing challenges in reining in conservatives in his inner circle.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on police officers to stop visits to patrons of vigilante groups. The problem, however, is that there is a double-standard here in how different groups are treated.
It is unlikely that a string of attacks against Muslim figures in Indonesia was orchestrated. The attacks could have been hyped by a populace sensitive to the idea of Muslim figures being subjected to violence.
A'an Suryana|Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek
Facing a sentence that will see him behind bars till 2025, radical cleric Habib Rizieq Shihab will face problems bouncing back from the political wilderness. His enforced absence from the political scene will be a boon to secular and nationalist presidential candidates.
A series of changes in Indonesia’s KPK will seriously dent the anti-graft body’s ability to investigate cases of corruption.