Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Java

Cops and kids

Indonesian police reveal their soft spot

Hidden treasures

Preserving the literary past

Jepara's election

Money politics still reigns supreme

Genetic modification

Farmers illustrate their understanding of GM

Recycling in Sukunan

Australian university students lend a helping hand

Jakarta's rubbish nightmare

Mountains of garbage and nowhere to put it

The magic of Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo is one of Java’s last remaining sacred spaces

Celebrating diversity

A multi-religious community gives thanks for the rice harvest

Money politics

An election official resists massive bribery in last year’s election

Polygamy and chickens

This man’s message is simple — four wives are better for business than one

Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

Kampung Kamal

Half a century after Herb Feith first lived in Kamal, Nikolas Feith Tan retraces his grandfather’s steps

A double life

Ki Ageng Balak: a friend for those in trouble with the law.

Community justice

Why do people in Banyuwangi kill ‘sorcerers’?

Picking up the pieces

Rebuilding after an earthquake takes local initiatives as well as aid.

Facing disaster

The 27 May earthquake shook a kingdom, not just a city.

Teacher and Friend

A younger writer remembers Pramoedya’s influence on his own life and work.

Petruk as counsellor

Post-earthquake, Klaten villagers receive laughing therapy through wayang.

Water, land, and Suharto

Review: Both books illustrate the way the Suharto family exploited Indonesia

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