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Keyword: Acheh

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South-East Asia

Hasan di Tiro, free after 30 years of exile

Our Southeast Asia Correspondent

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14292008-11-01

After spending nearly 30 years in exile, Dr Tengku Hasan di Tiro, the charismatic, if now aged, leader of Aceh’s independence movement returned to the island to a hero's welcome. Hundreds of thousands of joyous supporters had gathered at the airport to welcome him on October 13.

South-East Asia

Acehnese Muslim leaders sign agreement with Indonesia despite TNI atrocities

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14262005-08-01

For the third time since Jakarta and the fighters of Aceh signed their first ‘treaty' in May 2000, both sides have again reached a deal, hoping to pave the way to a lasting solution of the conflict in North Sumatra. This time the negotiations were conducted in the wake of the region's worst catastrophe: the tsunami of December 26 last year.

South-East Asia

An eyewitness account of the suffering and problems of people in Aceh

Ausaf Ahsan

Muharram 20, 14262005-03-01

Two months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, people in Aceh and many other areas are living in appalling conditions. DR AUSAF AHSAN, a Crescent reader from Bangalore, India, travelled to Aceh to assist the relief effort there.

South-East Asia

Response to tsunami highlights desperate need for change in Muslim societies

Abdar Rahman Koya

Muharram 20, 14262005-02-01

No sooner had the tsunami struck more than ten countries in southern Asia than the numbers games began. First it was the giant news media who rushed to report the latest death toll – the bigger the death toll reported, the fresher the news was. Another numbers game is the aid promised by governments to help the victims.

South-East Asia

ExxonMobil taken to US court over its involvement in Aceh atrocities

Jakarta Correspodent

Rabi' al-Thani 09, 14222001-07-01

At a time when the Indonesian government is dragging its feet over its promise to make ‘peace’ in Aceh, without even punishing the perpetrators of decades-long violence against civilians, an international labour-group has taken the unprecedented step of further exposing a less-known incident involving an American multinational corporation

South-East Asia

Indonesian troops’ shooting of Acehnese Muslims ends illusions about Wahid’s presidency

Jakarta Correspodent

Muharram 26, 14391999-12-16

At least 10 people in Aceh were wounded by gunfire, and many more injured in other incidents, on December 4, when Indonesian troops and police fired on people celebrating the territory’s ‘national day’.

South-East Asia

Hundreds die as Indonesian military cracks down on Aceh Muslims

Jakarta Correspodent

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14201999-08-13

Indonesian national police chief General Rusmanhadi announced the beginning of a new six-month offensive against Islamic rebels in Aceh Sumatra on August 5. He said that 11,000 security officers, including both police and regular troops, would be involved in the operation.

South-East Asia

Indonesian army kills more civilians even as it admits to past crimes

Hamid Papang

Jumada' al-Ula' 25, 14191998-09-16

Displaying characteristic brutality, personnel of the Indonesian armed forces (ABRI) shot and injured several students in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on September 7.

South-East Asia

The forgotten people of Acheh-Sumatra

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14191998-07-16

Most Muslims would probably have a hard time explaining where exactly Acheh-Sumatra is. This is not entirely their fault.

Occasional Paper

Indonesian nationalism: A western invention to contain Islam in the East Indies

Hasan M di Tiro

Dhu al-Qa'dah 13, 14051985-07-31

The idea of secularization led naturally to the idea of an Indonesian 'nationalism'. But how can one inclusive 'nationalism' be created in a multi-national empire, covering an area as large as western and eastern Europe put together?

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