May 26, 2018 Last Updated 11:04 AM, May 9, 2018

Politics

Token gestures

Token gestures
Despite recent government negotiations, Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia remain disempowered
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American dreams

American dreams
Undocumented Indonesian migrant labourers - known locally as kuli dollar - work long hours in difficult conditions in search of prosperity in Philadelphia
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A matter of luck

A matter of luck
Migrant domestic workers aspire to more than their home communities can offer and are willing to take risks to change their lives
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Passports optional

Passports optional
Indonesian migrant workers without visas - or sometimes even passports - rely on the help of middlemen to get past immigration checkpoints into East Malaysia
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Princess of populism

Princess of populism

Megawati Soekarnoputri stakes her claim to opposition, but will it be enough to stem her party's decline?

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Corrupting politics

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

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Terror in Tandes

Terror in Tandes

Two villagers from the rural fringe of Surabaya recall the most frightening night of their lives

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Survival through slavery

Survival through slavery

Suspected communists who survived the killings of 1965-66 in South Sulawesi spent the next 20 years working for the military in an isolated jungle camp

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I'm still here

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

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Accomplices in atrocity

Accomplices in atrocity

The mass killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia were international, not just local, events - and the US played an important role

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Sensitive truths

Sensitive truths

The exhumation of mass graves from 1965-66 is a fraught and dangerous business

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Hunted communists

Hunted communists

Many of those accused of being communists fled to South Blitar after the Surabaya crackdown, only to become the target of the Trisula Operation in 1968

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Killing for God

Killing for God

When Nahdlatul Ulama members killed communists, they believed they were doing it for God

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