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Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speaks during a trilateral meeting in security in Manila on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Furious Indonesia Hits Out at Australia over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Australia’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would strike a “really big blow” that “will affect bilateral relations” with neighbouring Indonesia, according to a message exchange between Foreign Minister Marise Payne and her Indonesian counterpart.

Ma'ruf Amin is an Indonesian Islamic scholar, seventh leader of the Indonesian Ulema Council as well as the tenth chairman of the advisory council of en:Nahdlatul Ulama.

Indonesian President Chooses Muslim Cleric as Running Mate

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has chosen a hardline Muslim cleric as his running mate in next year’s presidential election, hoping to improve his credentials among the country’s Islamic population.