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Indonesians Are With Govt When It Comes to Aceh

TALK to the people in Jakarta and you will find an uncharacteristic unity on the Aceh conflict. Politicians, commentators and human rights groups have long been known for their slanging matches and fault-finding ways. But strangely, on the issue of Aceh, they all seem to back President Megawati Sukarnoputri’s move to put down the secessionist struggle. Even the Muslim activists who picketed outside the US and British embassies daily during the height of the American-led war in Iraq earlier this year have been quiet. This, when Aceh’s population is devoutly Muslim. In fact, it is the country’s only province that has adopted Islamic law officially. Full Story

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