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Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: hardline cleric enters fray as protests continue

An exiled Indonesian firebrand Muslim cleric has called on his followers to lay siege on Jakarta’s presidential palace on Tuesday afternoon and to topple President Joko Widodo, as large-scale demonstrations against a new law on job creation enter their second week.The hashtag #UmmahUniteToRejectOmnibusLaw, meaning Muslim community unite to reject the Omnibus Law, trended to the top of Twitter in Indonesia on Tuesday morning.The controversial legislation, containing reforms in an “Omnibus” bill…

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