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

Fall of Suharto

In the line of fire

Facing a sceptical public, Abri has to talk harder to justify its political role. JUN HONNA listens in.

Expelled from my home by thugs!

HERTJE SURIPATTY tells how developers used soldiers and thugs to try to force her out.

No crisis please

The currency crisis is making Thailand more democratic, but not Indonesia, says PRIYAMBUDI.

More educated, more ruthless

DAVID BOURCHIER looks at the new generation of military leaders, after a big shakeup between July and October 1997.

The end of the Asian miracle

The IMF recipe is no cure for Asia's collapsed economies, says WALDEN BELLO. Instead, a people's strategy is emerging that looks to self-reliance and democratic control over capital.

Markets, morals and leadership after the boom

Authoritarian Southeast Asian governments have been dealt a blow by market forces, says MICHAEL VATIKIOTIS, but democracy will not flourish until people begin to organise locally.

We want a new government!

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

Thinking through a new tomorrow

What should democracy activists do in these last days of the New Order? DANIEL LEV offers some pointers.

A Javanese king talks of his end

When speaking off the cuff, Suharto sees himself not as a modern president but as a Javanese king. Ben Abel talks with BEN ANDERSON.

Peaceful change, now!

We, more than one hundred Indonesian and non-Indonesian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) participating in the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (Infid), are deeply concerned about the ongoing economic turmoil in Indonesia which many fear may lead to political turmoil as well.

How to love a country in a time of crisis

Indonesia has been brought to its knees by a small club of crony capitalists, says GOENAWAN MOHAMAD. The IMF deal offers hope because it will weaken their grip on the economy of 200 million other Indonesians.

From go-go to yo-yo

GERRY VAN KLINKEN traces the spectacular financial events that paralysed the country's business and political elites.

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.

Mamberamo madness

Millions of hectares of pristine tropical forest and thousands of indigenous people are at risk. FRANCES CARR outlines Habibie's 'techno dream' for Irian Jaya.

Magic on fire

The fires are merely adding to the pressure on East Kalimantan's only national park. But ALEX RYAN also finds that nature lovers have won some battles to protect its beauty.

Capital offence

Indonesia's crisis was caused by global 'market forces', transforming nation-states into commodities. MARK BEESON explains.

Merdeka!

Prajurit jaga malam

Solidarity in suffering

Victims of the May 1998 riots seek justice and healing

How to be Chinese

Ethnic Chinese experience a ‘reawakening’ of their Chinese identity

Zakir's demise

Protest poetry lives on in post-Suharto Indonesia

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