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Past Conflicts Push Two Cities to Become Most Tolerant Regions

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Despite a dark past of intolerance, several cities like Tual and Ambon are among the most tolerant regions in the country, according to the rights group, Setara Institute. The institute released its first tolerant city index on Monday, with Tual and Ambon, both in Maluku province, snatching the top two highest scores in the list of 10 most tolerant cities ... Read More »

Bogor, The Most Intolerant City in Indonesia

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Bogor municipality ranks the worst in religious tolerance in Indonesia, according to a recent study by human rights advocacy group Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace. Setara carried out a study from Aug. 3 to Nov. 13, ranking 94 municipalities from the most religiously tolerant to the least. Setara Institute deputy chairman Bonar Tigor Naipospos said there had been cases ... Read More »

Perception of Public High School Students in Jakarta & Bandung on Tolerance

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Survey of Perception of State High School Students in Jakarta and Bandung on tolerance consisted of 171 high schools as its population with 114 high schools as sample. There were 76 high schools located in Jakarta and 38 high schools located in Bandung by using simple random sampling method. From each schools, 6 students both male and female were taken as respondent with total respondent ... Read More »

New court needed for election disputes

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A survey published by the Setara Institute, a democracy watchdog, has found that the public wants the creation of a separate court to handle local election disputes and remove authority from the Constitutional Court. Ismail Hasani, a researcher at the institute, said that based on the survey, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) should handle local election disputes by establishing an ... Read More »