Taking religious harmony as his rallying call Purwakarta regent Dedi Mulyadi (left) with a local resident. Eager to put Indonesia back on track as a pluralist nation, he has won the support of its two largest parties in his run for governor.

Sep 18, 2017 Jokowi ally eyes West Java governor’s seat to champion diversity in Indonesia Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Indonesia Correspondent In Purwakarta (West Java) He is a close ally of President Joko Widodo and known for promoting religious tolerance. Mr Dedi Mulyadi, 46, is also credited with helping to turn Purwakarta, a […]

Let’s call a spade a spade

In his August 11, 1947 speech while laying down the fundaments of Pakistan’s ideological moorings, our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah clearly warned us of some of the most lethal evils, if not nipped in the bud, would cause us irretrievable damage — sooner than later. How true when […]