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New regulation to prevent spread of campus radicalism
The Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry is preparing a regulation to control the spread of radical views on campuses, reports The Jakarta Post.

All academic elements, from students to lecturers at universities across Indonesia, have been influenced by radicalism, which creates a high risk of national disintegration, the ministry says. “We are preparing the anti-radicalism regulation as an anticipatory measure,” said Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir.

Nasir said rectors of universities had to be held accountable if students or lecturers became entrapped in radical movements. “This is because radical teachings should have been detected before they spread. Each institution has regulations, which carry sanctions, to prevent the spread of such teachings,” he said.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site
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