Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Labour Migration

Seeking Soeparno

A man who left his home to work in a plantation half-way around the world

Shifting faultlines

In the aftermath of religious conflict, ethnic difference is becoming more prominent in Ambon

Colonial legacy

It may be true that Java rules Indonesia. But Javanese labourers in Sumatra, writes BUDI AGUSTONO, have been at the bottom of the heap for generations.

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

Singapore girl?

Indonesian maids in Singapore want to be heard

Whatever it takes

Workers, often women, take risks to earn an honest living

Maids face death penalty

Five Indonesian domestic workers face possible death sentences in Singapore

Living in peace

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

A cultural carnival?

Observing social change in Papua

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