Radical groups targeting campus environment to mobilise new terrorist candidates: Indonesia's spy chief

Indonesia anti-terror police take a part in a counter terrorism exercise at Benoa harbour in Indonesia on March 8, 2018.
Indonesia anti-terror police take a part in a counter terrorism exercise at Benoa harbour in Indonesia on March 8, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

As many as 39 per cent of undergraduates in Indonesia have been indoctrinated with some form of radicalism, with almost a quarter in favour of conducting jihad to establish an Islamic state in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

The latest statistics from a study by Indonesia's state intelligence agency BIN not only confirm the rise of religious conservative ideas in the country, but also show that radical groups have infiltrated its institutes of higher education, said spy chief Budi Gunawan on Saturday (April 28).

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