Lecturer among those arrested for attack plan

The Indonesian National Police have foiled an attempt to explode bombs in business districts across Jakarta, which was allegedly planned and organised by a university lecturer and a retired Navy officer, reports The Jakarta Post.

Abdul Basith, a Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) lecturer, and former naval officer Sony Santoso have been arrested along with eight other suspects who they had recruited from outside Jakarta. They planned to explode the devices during the ‘Mujahid 212 Rally’ on 28 September to target Chinese-Indonesians in the country.

The Mujahid 212 rally was organised by various Islamist groups claiming to have been inspired by the student rally on 24 September protesting against controversial bills at the House of Representatives.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site