Counting Indonesia’s mosques one at a time


One of many: This aerial picture showing the Suada mosque in Mamuju. — AFP

Mamuju: As Friday prayers wrap up at Suada mosque, worshippers turn their attention outside where Fakhry Affan steers a drone high above, snapping pictures of the building tucked in a corner of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.

Affan leads a government team of some 1,000 mosque hunters who have spent years visiting every corner of the 5,000km long archipelago to answer one question: how many mosques are there in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation?

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