Wahid Foundation reports on SEAN-CSO Workshop

The Wahid Foundation shares their Research Experience at a Southeast Asian CSO Forum

‘Failure to appreciate these two phenomena will lead to a failure in dealing with them’

Bangkok- Thailand. For some, the rise of the 212 Movement is a sign of an increasingly serious threat from radical movements. In 2016, this movement took shape during a demonstration at the National Monument in Jakarta, which involved millions of people. Anti-Chinese chants, as well as death threats against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (the former governor of Jakarta), better known as Ahok, manifested themselves during this demonstration. This demonstration was held again at the beginning of December, with numbers even greater than before.

‘However, it is too simple to conclude that serious threats come from radical groups alone. They come from a variety of different groups. Not only are there members and supporters of FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) or HTI (Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia), but also people from conservative circles in NU (Nahdlatul Ulama) and Muhammadiyah. Another part are sympathizers of certain political parties,‘ revealed Alamsyah M. Dja’far, Tuesday (11/12) at the Chatrium Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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