JI adopting communist 'united front' tactics

The infiltration and use of political entities, clerical bodies, security forces and even sports clubs are part of its ‘strategic patience’ game plan and make it harder to eradicate

Indonesian police officers showing photographs of arrested Jemaah Islamiah (JI) leader Para Wijayanto and various seized items at a press conference in Jakarta on July 1, 2019. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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During the Cold War, the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) sought to win power in Malaya and Singapore through a mix of armed struggle and so-called "united front" tactics involving the clandestine subversion of society.

CPM elements infiltrated left-wing political parties, unions, and rural and students' associations, carefully concealing their party connections and working for years without being detected.

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