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Rappler Talk: What do the Indonesia terror attacks mean for Southeast Asia?

May 16, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Rappler speaks to Southeast Asia terrorism expert Zachary Abuza about the Surabaya bombings

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Dec 18, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country

ISIS FIGHTER IN PH? Indonesian Police Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Head of the Indonesian Police Public Relations Division in Jakarta, is claiming an Indonesian-born ISIS fighter has left Syria for the Philippines. Photo from Antara

Abu Sayyaf releases 10 Indonesian hostages

May 01, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Their release comes a month after the Indonesians were kidnapped

HOSTAGE RELEASED. 10 Indonesian hostages are released by Abu Sayyaf militan group after the company where the sailors work paid the ransom.

Jakarta attack toll rises to 8 – police

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:42 AM

UPDATED The toll rises after a wounded Indonesian bystander died overnight

'WE ARE NOT AFRAID.' An Indonesian woman holds a placard reading 'We are not afraid' as she lights a candle near the bomb site in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2016. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Malaysian officials nab 4 suspected ISIS-linked militants – police

Jan 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The country s security forces are on high alert with the recent ISIS linked attacks in Indonesia last January 14

CAPTURE. Authorities have arrested 4 suspected ISIS militants in separate instances.

Jakarta bloodshed spotlights rise of ISIS affiliate in Southeast Asia

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:09 PM

ISIS is changing strategy They are establishing branches of ISIS across the world including Southeast Asia says Jakarta police chief Tito Karnavian former head of Indonesia s anti terrorism unit

Flowers and placards that read "We are not afraid " are displayed outside the damaged Starbucks coffee shop in central Jakarta on January 15, 2016, a day after a series of explosions hit the Indonesian capital. The deadly Paris-style attack in Jakarta has thrown a spotlight on a shadowy Southeast Asian faction of the Islamic State group and offers new evidence of the spread of IS franchises. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

'ISIS eyeing Indonesia for distant caliphate'

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

ISIS has ambitions to elevate its presence and level of activity in Indonesia either directly or through surrogates

'Indonesian gov't official joins ISIS'

Nov 06, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The National Counter Terrorism Agency says a Batam government official has left for Iraq to join the extremist group

Grafiti berbentuk bendera ISIS. Foto: EPA

Indonesia detains 'ISIS-linked' militants planning attacks

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:20 PM

The men were plotting to attack churches and a police station on August 17 in the city of Solo when the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of its declaration of independence

Image showing ISIS fighters. File photo by AFP.

Indonesia jails Uighurs over attempt to join militants

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:25 PM

The mostly Muslim Uighur minority come from the northwest region of Xinjiang where the group say they face cultural and religious repression

Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Bima Sakti/AFP

Two Indonesian pilots may pose security threat: leaked document

Jul 09, 2015 - 3:01 PM

The Australian Federal Police report says the pilots were likely employees of AirAsia and Premiair and came to their attention through their Facebook pages

SUPPORTERS. Image tweeted by user @allyn3237 on June 20, 2014, of a pro-ISIS rally in Jakarta.

Indonesian police shoot dead two terror suspects

May 25, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Seven suspected militants have been arrested over several days

ON GUARD. Indonesian police demonstrate their skills during a security drill in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on June 12, 2014, ahead of the presidential election on July 9. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Does Indonesia need stronger laws to combat ISIS?

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:11 PM

And will that pose dangers to Indonesian democracy?

Indonesia detains alleged ISIS recruiters

Mar 23, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The men are accused of helping raise funds and arranging documents for Indonesians to travel and join ISIS

Image showing ISIS fighters. File photo by AFP.

The wRap Indonesia: March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015 - 4:37 PM

16 Indonesians detained in Turkey manpower minister wants to limit positions open to foreigners AirAsia Indonesia considering IPO and more

IN CHARGE. Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti leading a press briefing with the ministry's director generals. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler

Turkey detains 16 Indonesians trying to cross border into Syria

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:58 AM

The 16 Indonesians include three families

Indonesian police shoot dead suspected Islamic militant

Jan 16, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The man was linked to the country s most wanted Islamic extremist Santoso leader of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen militant group

FUELLING JIHAD? This picture taken on September 26, 2012 shows Indonesian anti-terror policemen from Detachment 88 (Densus 88) investigating a house belonging to a terror suspect in Solo, following a raid on September 24. The elite police unit on the front line of Indonesia's lauded terrorism clampdown faces fresh allegations of torture and unlawful killings. File AFP/Anwar Mustafa

Indonesia says it's safe, despite terror warnings

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Indonesia s intelligence chief says there were no strong indications to explain how or why Australia issued a warning

Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Bima Sakti/AFP

After US, Australia warns of terrorist threat in Indonesia

Jan 06, 2015 - 2:48 PM

The advice says: We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia including Bali at this time due to the high threat of terrorist attack

REMEMBERING VICTIMS. Relatives of the 2002 Bali bombing victims gather in front of the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial Monument during the 12th anniversary in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 12 October 2014. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

US embassy issues threat warning for Indonesia's second largest city

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:13 PM

The US Embassy says it has been made aware of a potential threat against US associated hotels and banks in Surabaya

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Police preparations for Christmas and New Year s Eve reports of religious intolerance cases nearly double suspected terrorists arrested and more

Christian Pastor Torang Simanjuntak delivers an Easter Sunday mass next to the ruins of the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi, on March 31, 2013, as minority Christians mark Easter amid rising cases of religious intolerance. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Alleged Indonesian militants deported from Malaysia Jokowi s daughter fails civil servant test rupiah continues tumble and more

TRAGEDY. A rescue team remove bodies of victims of a landslide triggered by torrential downpours at Jemblung village in Banjarnegara, Central Java, on December 13, 2014. Photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The new head of graft ridden oil and gas regulator SKKMigas Indonesia s ranking in the Global Terrorism Index the new Jakarta governor s priorities and more

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Anti graft agency clears Jokowi of graft an Indonesian suicide bomber dies in Iraq an interactive Jakarta park and more

OPPOSITION. Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie (R) seen here with losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (C) and running mate Hatta Radjasa (C-L) during the presidential campaign in June 2014. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014 - 10:43 AM

How Indonesians lost their direct local voting rights why SaveSpongebob is trending in Indonesia a governor allegedly caught red handed exchanging bribes and more

TOO VULGAR? Japanese anime character Crayon Shin-chan who regularly displays his naked buttocks will be censored in Indonesia after regulators criticized it as ‘somewhat pornographic’.’ Photo by Thoshifumi Kitamura/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Jokowi s professional cabinet structure Indonesia s rising maternal mortality rate increased jail term for PKS chair and more

IN TRANSITION. President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists after a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in Jakarta on August 12, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Arrested foreigners not Turks, no clear link to ISIS

Sep 15, 2014 - 4:39 PM

National Police Chief Gen Sutarman said the 4 foreigners arrested were carrying fake Turkish passports were speaking Uighur language and were related to the terrorist network led by Santoso

ARRESTED. Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at the Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Photo by Bima Sakti/AFP

Indonesia wRap: 15 September 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Komentar Presiden Yudhoyono terkait RUU Pemilihan Kepala Daerah Pilkada penangkapan empat warga negara asing terkait tindak pidana terorisme dan kecelakaan kapal tenggelam di Maluku Utara dan banyak lagi

DITANGKAP. Detasemen Khusus Antiteror 88 mengawal empat warga negara Turki yang ditangkap di Sulawesi Tengah. Keempatnya tiba di Jakarta pada 14 September. Foto oleh Bima Sakti/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Yudhoyono s comments on the Regional Election Bill the arrest of 4 foreign nationals with suspected terrorism links another tragic boat sinking in North Maluku and more

ARRESTED. Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at the Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Photo by Bima Sakti/AFP

Presiden SBY imbau aparat keamanan tindak tegas tindakan terorisme

Sep 14, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Pemerintah akan lebih ketat dalam menyeleksi WNI yang bepergian ke Timur Tengah

PERNYATAAN KERAS. Menkopolhukam Djoko Suyanto memberikan keterangan pers terkait isu terorisme dan ISIS, di Kantor Kepresidenan, Jakarta, Minggu (14/9). Foto oleh @setkabgoid/Twitter

Reform prisons, target youth to stop spread of ISIS

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:32 AM

The prison system is one of the weakest links in today’s counter terrorism efforts in Indonesia writes Indonesian terrorism expert Noor Huda Ismail

PREACHING FROM PRISON. Muslim Cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (C) is serving a 15-year sentence for terrorist acts. The United States has formally included hard-line Islam group Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT), an extremist organization founded by Ba'asyir in 2008, on its list of foreign terror networks. File photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Aug. 27, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:23 AM

A new law on geothermal energy speculations on Jokowi s cabinet a terrorism suspect arrested and more

SEEKING ADVICE. Joko Widodo (L) seen here chatting with campaign spokesperson Anies Baswedan – now a member of his transition team – ahead of the election official count announcement on July 22, 2014. File photo by EPA

Indonesia's president satisfied on leaving office

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:47 AM

I leave my office with a sense of satisfaction that I have tried to do my best to serve the nation and that at the end of my 10 years in office Indonesia is a stronger nation a stronger democracy and a stronger economy Yudhoyono says

FINAL ADDRESS. Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers his annual speech in front of members of parliament at the parliamentary building in Jakarta on August 15, 2014, ahead of Independence Day on August 17. Yudhoyono steps down on October 20. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesia president: Islamic State 'embarrassing' Muslims

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the leader of the world s most populous Muslim majority country urges Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism

ISIS PROPAGANDA. An image grab taken from a video released on March 17, 2014 by the ISIS's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Indonesia bans ISIS, fights it on various fronts

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Every effort to spread ISIS ideology must be prevented There is no place for such ideology in Indonesia Indonesia is not an Islamic state

SUPPORTERS. Image tweeted by user @allyn3237 on June 20, 2014, of a pro-ISIS rally in Jakarta.

Don't join ISIS, religious affairs minister tells Indonesians

Aug 01, 2014 - 10:38 PM

A video recently released by the jihadist group titled shows a group of men most of whom are carrying rifles exhorting Indonesians to join them

JOIN THE RANKS. Screengrab from a YouTube video uploaded on July 23, 2014, showing Indonesians inviting their fellow citizens to join the ISIS.

Support ISIS, jailed Indonesian terror leader tells followers

Jul 14, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Abu Bakar Ba asyir the spiritual leader of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah also aims to establish a caliphate

PREACHING FROM PRISON. Muslim Cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (C) is serving a 15-year sentence for terrorist acts. The United States has formally included hard-line Islam group Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), an extremist organization founded by Ba'asyir in 2008, on its list of foreign terror networks. File photo by EPA

Online preacher Musa Cerantonio leaves Philippines to join ISIS?

Jul 05, 2014 - 2:34 PM

This will be a fresh factor to call all radical militants to join ISIS says the head of Indonesia’s National Counter Terrorism Agency known by its Indonesian acronym BNPT

Indonesian anti-terror cops accused of fuelling jihad

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Indonesia s elite anti terror police unit faces fresh allegations of torture and unlawful killings

Indonesia bomb plot highlights rise of intolerance

Oct 29, 2012 - 9:35 PM

Indonesia has not suffered a terrorist attack on its soil since 2009

Indonesian anti-terror police Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java on October 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Anwar MUSTAFA

Remembering Bali, Southeast Asia's 9/11

Oct 12, 2012 - 2:52 PM

When the explosions happened a decade ago the Indonesian police had the names of every single one of the Bali plotters Government denial and political gamesmanship – courting moderate Muslims by ignoring extremists – prevented action

Bali bombing victims search for closure 10 years on

Oct 11, 2012 - 4:04 PM

A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia s resort island of Bali survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead

This picture taken on October 9, 2012 shows Jan Laczynski, a relative of victims, laying an angel doll at the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia's resort island of Bali, survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service on October 12, 2012 with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO

PNP gun used by Indonesian terrorists?

Sep 13, 2012 - 6:20 PM

A PNP issued pistol was reported to have been found after an anti terrorism raid in Java Indonesia

PNP ARMS SUPPLIED TO INDONESIAN TERRORISTS? Indonesian armed police officers cordoning off the scene of a terrorist raid in Solo. Photo by AFP