Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law

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In Aceh, young people have to reconcile their daily life with a strict version of the sharia law I published this article previously in The Diplomat magazine Sharia law in Indonesia Fajran Zain still remembers the…

Sharia is here to stay in Indonesia’s Aceh

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Sharia in Aceh is here to stay. Even an attempt just to hold Sharia-dictated canings in private was ultimately unsuccessful I wrote this article for The Diplomat Sharia in Aceh In Indonesia’s conservative province of Aceh,…

Would moving Indonesia's capital work?

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Experts say Indonesia's plan to move capital from Jakarta will not solve Jakarta’s overpopulation problem, as many people might not want to leave   This article was previously published in South China Morning Post Indonesia's plan to…