The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) has made headlines recently over its controversial fatwa against the Gafatar movement and the LGBT community. Tim Mann takes a look at the council, and the extent to which its fatwa are able to influence policy and legal decisions in Indonesia.

How do Indonesian Muslims’ beliefs about Islam affect their political and economic behaviour? Dr Dave McRae explores this issue with Associate Professor Tom Pepinsky in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia. Photo by Dave McRae.