The audience that day was filled with young Indonesian readers whose faces were shining with admiration as she spoke. As I discovered when I interviewed her later, she is a gracious, funny and enchanting woman. Scarce little Indonesian literature is translated into English, and it's not hard to figure out why.The potential Indonesian market is vast: this is a country of 250 million people — and publishing is still a growing industry.Ms Firza, a mother of one, is the chairman of the Cendana Friend Solidarity Movement, an organisation that reveres former president Suharto.Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told The Straits Times yesterday that experts are investigating the authenticity of the materials before summoning the alleged individuals for questioning.Indonesian hardline cleric Rizieq Shihab, put on the defensive for allegedly insulting the state ideology and founding President Sukarno, is now confronted with another challenge as police investigate allegations of his online sex chats.The fresh allegations were filed by a group of students on Monday, after screen grabs of the intimate Whats App exchanges purportedly between the 51-year-old cleric and Ms Firza Husein, along with nude photographs resembling her, went viral on social media.
She told the story of how she survived human trafficking.The majority of the Indonesian population is Muslim with sporadic areas ruled by minority religions.Indonesia being Muslim, you will find an unexpected mental openness and sex isn’t a taboo.“Hery Cahyono, a face recognition expert from the police's Indonesia Automatic Fingerprints Identification System (Inafis) division, said the authorities used several methods, including biometrics, to check whether the woman who appeared in the sex chats was really Firza,” The Star reported. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said that Firza is charged under Article 4, paragraph 1 in conjunction with article 29 and or article 6 in conjunction with article 32 and or article 8 in conjunction with article 24 of Law No. The Islamic leader Rizieq, who already ignored legal requests to turn up at the court session, will probably require police intervention to forcibly have him brought to police questioning.Now Firza can face up to 5 years in prison for creating and spreading pornographic material. “Police plan to force Rizieq, who is currently abroad, to turn himself in at the police station for questioning,” reported.