Updated: April 21, 2014 05:10 PM GMT
The National Police are reluctant to act against the alleged hate speech made at an anti-Shia declaration, an event attended by more than 1,000 people in Bandung, West Java.Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie said the force required an evaluation from the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to determine whether the declaration promoted religious intolerance or not. “The National Police need support from the MUI and the Religious Affairs Ministry, considering the case is not only about a call to use violence [against Shiites]. The case has a very sensitive background,” he said on Monday.
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