Indonesia launches anti-radical website
Indonesia yesterday launched a website to allow the public to report radical content posted by civil servants, as the authorities combat hardline ideology in its government. Indonesia is officially secular but some politicians are demanding an Islamic state. Indonesian Communications Minister Johnny Plate said the intention of the website was “to bring together and improve the performance of our civil servants, as well as to foster higher levels of nationalism”. According to a frequently-asked-questions section, “radical” could refer to content containing elements of hate, misleading information, intolerance or anti-Indonesian sentiment.