Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Social & Political Unrest

Political gangsters

The riot that engulfed Jakarta on 27 July 1996 started after army-backed gangsters invaded Megawati's PDI headquarters. JESSE RANDALL traces the strange relationship between government and criminality.

Jakarta money stirs Ujungpandang riot

VEDI HADIZ sent this eyewitness account from South Sulawesi.

We want a new government!

There are plenty of capable Indonesians who can take over from Suharto, says the activist group PIJAR.

Friend or foe?

In this snapshot of politics at the end of January, ARIEF BUDIMAN worries that the embryonic alliance between Amien Rais and Megawati remains vulnerable to government attack.

No nightmares in Aceh

Acehnese have no word for nightmare, but the trauma of the conflict years is nightly visited upon many survivors through their dreams.

Living in peace

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

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