BY Tabita Diela
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament is expected to adopt tough anti-terrorism laws on Friday as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist militancy days after the deadliest attacks since 2002 bombings on the tourist island of Bali.
Revising a 2003 law became a top priority for the world’s biggest Muslim-majority after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the country’s second-biggest city of Surabaya this month.
The death toll was the highest since 2002 bomb attacks on nightclubs in Bali, when 202 people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed.
Indonesia subsequently scored some major successes tackling militancy.
But in recent years there has been a resurgence of militant violence and scores of Indonesians have gone to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State, with thousands more believed to be drawing inspiration from the group at home.