When Saudi King Salman emerged earlier this week from a Boeing 747 that is bigger than Air Force One onto a specially made escalator and descended onto the tarmac of the government VIP terminal in Jakarta, the irritations that have dogged relations between the kingdom and the world’s largest Muslim majority all but evaporated.

At the Al-Ashiri junior high school in Makassar, 40 youngsters, split evenly into groups of boys and girls, pour over scenarios that put their scruples to the test.
"Arun is using the school's only computer and there is no wi-fi, but he won't share," reads one boy into a microphone - unperturbed by the occasional ear splitting feedback. "What value is he lacking?"