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Why does Indonesia have a Hindu national emblem when the country is 86% Muslim?

The answer (to the extent that there is a particular answer) is provided in the linked Wikipedia article. Sultan Hamid's original design featured an anthropomorphic Garuda, as can be found in the ...
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Why does Indonesian identity card religion include only 6 religions?

This was no longer true even when the question was originally posted in 2018. In 1965, the government passed a blasphemy law that recognized only these 6 religions. On the identity card (KTP), under ...
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Why does Indonesian identity card religion include only 6 religions?

The reason for six religions seems to be related to Indonesian blasphemy laws, in particular the 1965 Presidential Decree of Blasphemy and the later clarification which named those six religions as ...
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How many votes does a political party in Indonesia need to have a seat in parliement?

According to Wikipedia, the threshold is actually 3.5%. Your logic is mistaken. Your calculation is based on the assumption that a party should be allowed into the DPR if it gets enough votes for 1 ...
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What percentage of Indonesians want secularism, libertarianism, or capitalism?

General surveys are hard to come by. Secularism is hard to define exactly. If you define secular to mean "not part of a Caliphate" you would find 90% or more. On the other hand, if you ask "Do you ...
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Why does Indonesia have a Hindu national emblem when the country is 86% Muslim?

In the past, the Muslims in Indonesia practiced a much more relaxed, tolerant, and loose form of Islam, often mixed with animism and other forms of religion that "strict" adherents of Islam ...
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Do Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, or Indonesia consider overpopulation to be a problem?

Until now, the governments of Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia think population problems already appeared in their country. Pakistan should do more to solve it. Actives: Nigeria: free contraception, ...
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Why do many countries not allow the free market to distribute vaccines?

In Germany there is a system involving some of the usual commercial entities, but under government regulation. The residents were classified into priority groups based on risk factors. The main ...
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Why is there no secular/liberal/libertarian parties in Indonesia?

Indonesian politics are complex. To start with is there no traditional left vs right wing. The parties and political candidates are all over the place. Generally pro-worker, Islam, nationalistic, ...
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Why less educated people tend to vote Jokowi?

Jokowi and economical liberalism You seem to equal "fighting against corruption" with "laissez-faire liberalism". They are not the same thing at all (some people would even argue than laissez-faire ...
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How did Prabowo make his money?

He was dishonourably discharged from the Army in 1998, so he is not now a General, and he is not prohibited from working inside Indonesia. Since then he has been a businessman. He is from an ...
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How does Indonesia's unofficial presidential election tally finish with "head-snapping" speed?

Quick count methdology, also known as (Parallel Vote Tabulation or PVT) is not unique to Indonesia. The US-based National Democratic Institute has extensive information on their website regarding how ...
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Why do laws prohibit possession and usage of narcotics separately?

In order to punish the dealers as well as the users of drugs. If a person is selling Heroin in the street, the person does not use the drug. Thus, if only the use was an offense, then dealers would ...
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How did Agus affect Ahok's election?

With first-past-the-post there is a problem of vote splitting. Given two candidates A and B, suppose that A beats B by 55 to 45%. But a third candidate C has similar policies to A. If C also stands ...
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What is the difference between a BRICS member and a BRICS-bank member?

all members of the United Nations could be members of the BRICS bank, however the share of the BRICS member nations can never be less than 55% of voting power. BRICS alliance is an alliance of "...
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Why does Indonesia have a Hindu national emblem when the country is 86% Muslim?

Your question mixes up majority of population and freedom of religion in Indonesia. Even if Indonesia has 86% Muslim, and Indonesia is the state with the highest muslimic poulation, it is NOT a ...
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Why do many countries not allow the free market to distribute vaccines?

In the book Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs, she makes the case that there are two main systems of ethics that the world operates on. She labels these Guardian and Trade. Caveats: These systems are ...
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Why Indonesian legislators uses unnecessarily complex language to prohibit sex with someone under 18?

Couple of things. First, generally speaking, laws come in two flavors: overly specific, and overly vague. It's a matter of what kind of error you want to commit. If your law is overly specific, then ...
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Does Indonesia restrict chicken wings import under the pretext of halal certification?

One possibility is protecting local agriculture. A nation that can't produce enough food to feed its people can find itself in a very precarious position. If that external food supply gets cut off, ...
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Does Prabowo really have any reasonable reason to believe he is winning?

When he lost the previous (2014) election Prabowo "withdrew" from it as the results were becoming clear, invoking "massive cheating that is structured and systematic" Former army ...
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