The Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia

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Glossary of Indonesian and Malay terms
Abangan Native Javanese, following customary belief and practice
Al-haqq Truth (Islam)
Aliran Socio-cultural stream
Bumiputera 'Sons of the soil' (Malay race)
Bupati District chief
Dakwah Missionary activity
Fatwa Pronouncements by Islamic clergy
Golkar Functional groups (golongan karya)
Hadith Sayings attributed to Prophet Mohammed
Haqq al-muraddah Right to constructive criticism (Islam)
Hisbah Commanding good and forbidding evil (Islam)
Hudud Prescribed (Islamic) rules and penalties
Hukum God's law (Islam)
Ijma Consensus (Islam)
Ijtihad Personal reasoning (Islam)
Jihad Holy war or struggle (Islam)
Kasar Coarse or rough
Keadilan Justice
Kedaulatan rakyat People's sovereignty
Laskar (Non-state) militia
Merajuk Express silent displeasure (by a ruler)
Mufakat Consensus (Indonesia)
Musyawarah Deliberation (Indonesia)
Napol Political criminal (naripadana politik)
Nasibah Sincere advice to rulers (Islam)
Orang asli Native people of peninsular Malaysia
Pancasila Five principles of official Indonesian state ideology
Pesantren Islamic school
Pribumi Native people
Rukun Negara National harmony (Malaysia)
Santri Literally, graduate of a pesantren…also a general term for pious or orthodox Moslems
Shariah Islamic law
Shura Consultation between rulers and people (Islam)
Sunnah Authoritative sayings of Prophet Mohammed
Tapol Political prisoner (tahanan politik)
Ulama Islamic clerics
Ummah Islamic community
Yang-di-Pertuan-Agong King (Malaysia)

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