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MASJUMI. One of Indonesia's main political parties during the period of parliamentary democracy in the 1950s, the Masjumi (also spelled Masyumi under the new system of spelling introduced in 1972) can trace its origins to a body also called Masjumi, the Majlis Sjuro Muslimin Indonesia (Consultative Council of Indonesian Muslims), which was established in 1943 by the Japanese military administration that ruled the former Dutch East Indies during World War II. The Japanesesponsored Masjumi include ...more

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