Asia Pacific Muslim NGO lawsuits threaten Indonesia president's reformist agenda

Muhammadiyah is best known for running hospitals and schools. Now the group is pursuing what it calls 'constitutional jihad' in Indonesia's courts to stop privatization of state assets.

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For the past century, Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second largest Islamic organization, has risen to prominence by building thousands of schools and hospitals across the vast archipelago. And, while it's long wielded political influence, it has in recent years turned to legal activism that puts it on a collision course with the country’s reform-minded president.