In mass demonstrations spearheaded by a coalition of Islamic radicals, 2017 witnessed a polarizing assault on the nation’s broadly secular founding creed, Pancasila. With the arrest and imprisonment of the popular ethnic-Chinese Christian mayor of Jakarta on spurious blasphemy charges, even the Indonesian president was left on the back foot and obliged to push back.
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Research Article| February 01 2018
Indonesia in 2017: Shoring Up the Pancasila State
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 166–173.
Geoffrey C. Gunn; Indonesia in 2017: Shoring Up the Pancasila State. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 166–173. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.166
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