Indonesia issues decree to ban extremist groups hinh anh 1Indonesia's special force conduct anti-terrorism exercise in Aceh Banda, Aceh province (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a decree banning organisations that oppose the official state ideology, aiming to prevent the expansion of radical Islamic groups in the country, which has the world’s most populous Muslim community. 

The new decree, which was signed off on July 10, allows authorities to cancel the permits to form organisations if the said groups violate any regulations in the permits, Security Minister Wiranto said in a reported released on July 12. 

Accordingly, any organisations which are against Pancasila, a set of founding national principles, will be dissolved without trial. 

The minister added that the decree is aimed at maintaining national unity in the context that many radical groups are threatening the existence of the country and creating conflict in the society.

The Indonesian decree was issued when there is an increasing concern about Islamic State (IS) group trying to set up their branches in Southeast Asia after failing in Syria and Iraq.-VNA