Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Indonesians are taking to the
streets to demand the government heed their complaints. Are they
livid about corruption? No. Fed up with poverty? Not really.
Angry over political gridlock? Not so much. It’s those damn
In recent days, the nation with the world’s largest Muslim
population has been consumed by protests against the Miss World
pageant finale Sept. 28, originally scheduled to be held near
Jakarta. Muslim groups, including radical ones, have threatened
violent attacks. The government has responded by moving the
event to Bali -- the Hindu-majority island popular with
Westerners -- increasing security, and hoping for the best.