May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Crime

Staying clean

Drug rehabilitation in Indonesia

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

Marginal and tattooed

A group of Jakarta punks challenges the criminal stigma attached to tattoos

Prison cum hostel?

A political economy of drugs thrives inside one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons

Smoking gun

The fires were no natural disaster, says JOKO WALUYO. The smoking gun is in the hands of plantation companies.

Self-reliant Militias

Homegrown security forces wield great power in Lombok

The Model Militia

A new security force in Bali is cloaked in tradition

From jungkies to jihad

Drug use in Indonesia is a complex issue

Illegal drags

Thrills and spills of Jakarta’s street races

Youth heroin use

How effective is the war on drugs?

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A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

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Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

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