Aug 22, 2018 Last Updated 4:06 AM, Aug 20, 2018

Politics

Writing back

Local theatre in Makassar reveals a backlash against Java-centrism

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Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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Living in peace

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

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Local democracy

The entrance to a local election booth during the 2008 West Java election. (Ikhlasul Amal/Flickr)

Old elites are still in power, but direct elections now give voters a choice

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Review: Bicultural leader Siauw Giok Tjhan

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