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

Labour Rights

The Go-Jek effect

Has this phenomenally successful app-based transport service improved the lives of the motorcycle workers it employs?

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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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Leaving Indonesia

Leaving Indonesia
As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple
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Learning to lead

Learning to lead
Against the odds, Indonesian domestic workers have achieved real change in Hong Kong
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Politics of symbolism

Politics of symbolism

Unionists express their disgust at local government’s failure to look after the interests of workers

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An unlikely unionist

An unlikely unionist

Inspired by television and Muchtar Pakpahan, a traditional fisherman decides it’s time to act.

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Children at work

Officially, 2.4 million Indonesian children work in factories or on the streets, instead of being at school. Unofficially, the number could be 10 million. SHARON BESSELL talks with some working children, and asks what is being done.

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Latest Articles

The red thread

Aug 19, 2018 - MATTHEW WOOLGAR

Kontras

A recently uncovered report reveals how anti-communist paranoia stoked abductions of pro-democracy activists in the last days of the New Order

Obituary: The Danarto I knew

Jul 19, 2018 - SENO GUMIRA AJIDARMA

Review: A historical novel?

Jul 17, 2018 - GIORA ELIRAZ

Islam’s limited presence in Kurniawan’s novel Beauty is a Wound seems surprising given his cultural roots

Middle-path Islam

Jun 29, 2018 - MARK WOODWARD

An As’adiyah pesantren alumni group from Makassar, South Sulawesi: Mark Woodward

The vibrant force of As’adiyah is countering Islamic extremism and safeguarding ethnic and cultural identity

Review: Bicultural leader Siauw Giok Tjhan

Jun 18, 2018 - SASKIA E WIERINGA

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