Murder, Sex and Religion at Indonesia’s Modern Golf Club

The Washington Post has a fascinating article on a murder at Indonesia’s Modern Golf Club, which aside from the criminal intrigue also hints at issues of class, sex and religion. From the introduction:

Modern Golf Club boasts an 18-hole course scented by tropical flowers, four tennis courts, a squash center and a big swimming pool. It’s also the only club where, after a day on the links earlier this year, a golfer was shot twice in the head as he drove from the clubhouse in his BMW.

The chief suspect: a rival middle-aged golfer who, while running Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission, received off-the-green services from the victim’s 22-year-old wife. They’d met on the golf course when she was working as his caddie.

In a mostly Muslim country where much of the political elite, including the president, plays golf, the saga has caused a sensation—and also raised some delicate questions about why so many of Indonesia’s caddies are beautiful young women.

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