Mar 23, 2023 Last Updated 2:07 AM, Mar 22, 2023


Everlasting woes

The economy will not recover under current policies

Surviving the kleptocrazies

Reflections from former Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Roeslan Abdulgani

Reforming pesantren

While reform of Islamic education is necessary, secularisation is not

Critical studies

A thriving Asian studies is integral to a critical liberal humanities program

No money, no worry

Islamic civil society in Indonesia has a great role to play in community development

Insecurity for NGOs

Western security agendas have shifted donor priorities, forcing NGOs to rethink their own agendas

The IMF burden

The IMF has enriched corrupt officials while burdening ordinary Indonesians with debt

Whose stability?

Indonesia’s troubles today result from the pursuit of repressive forms of stability

Security reform

Reform of the security sector is fundamental for achieving a democratic Indonesia

Repressing reform

Democracy and autonomy are sold out to Western economic and security interests

Rotten politicians

Rotten politicians

Unity in diversity?

Ethnicity and the nation

An urban tale

Strange companions in Jakarta's Jalan Jaksa

Solidarity in suffering

Victims of the May 1998 riots seek justice and healing

A fair go for all

Taking a legal approach to fighting discrimination

How to be Chinese

Ethnic Chinese experience a ‘reawakening’ of their Chinese identity

Remembering today

Ien Ang returns to Indonesia and her Chinese roots

Trial by fire

Taking the law into your own hands is now commonplace in urban areas in Indonesia

Maids face death penalty

Five Indonesian domestic workers face possible death sentences in Singapore

Wiralodra's buffalo hide

A Jakarta NGO is building alternatives to prostitution

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