Jan 17, 2022 Last Updated 5:48 AM, Jan 10, 2022

Corruption

Costly inducements

Pocket money given to intending migrant domestic workers comes at a price

Passports optional

Indonesian migrant workers without visas - or sometimes even passports - rely on the help of middlemen to get past immigration checkpoints into East Malaysia

Token gestures

Despite recent government negotiations, Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia remain disempowered

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Winning the villages

Grassroots political operators hold the key to many candidates’ success

Purchasing power

Weak rules and weak implementation meant that influence could still be bought in the 2009 elections

D-day for anti-corruption reform

Draft legislation is a prescription potentially worse than the ailment

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

No positive news

People living with HIV face corruption and incompetence in the health system

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

Prison cum hostel?

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

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

A sibling rivalry

Since their institutional separation, the relationship between the police and the military has been troubled

Corruption Inc

Controlling local corruption is one thing; tackling the big guys in Jakarta is quite another

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

Stable but unpopular

Indonesians have a love-hate relationship with their political parties.

Deals and denial

Who is really responsible for Indonesia's drug epidemic?

Glass ceiling in government

Women in the Ministry of Finance face significant obstacles to advancement

Airport rats

On a visit to her home country, a disconcerting experience at Jakarta Airport leads Agustini Putranto to ask: 'Is this what Indonesia has become?'

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