May 22, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Corruption

Cyber mercenaries vs the KPK

Cyber troops spread disinformation to gain public support for the KPK Law revision

A whistleblowing culture

The assumption of the importance of financial reward has held back work to eradicate corruption in Indonesia

Resource nationalism as imperialism

Foreign investment in large-scale mining has encountered serious obstacles

Digital citizenship

Online corruption talk in Banten can be vitriolic

A parliamentary free-for-all

Indonesia’s political parties have lost control over the national budgeting process, as members of parliament prioritise their constituencies – and themselves.

Ugly sanctuary

The Galang Island refugee camp has a chequered history

The case of Gregorius Rato

The criminalisation of a whistleblower shows how corruption can entangle even participatory development programs

Pemilu Lampung yang berlapis gula

Sugar Group membiayai pemilu gubernur baru Lampung supaya dapat menjaminkan perpanjangan sewa tanah

Lampung’s sugar-coated elections

Sugar Group financed the election of Lampung’s new governor to secure the renewal of its land leases

Business and politics in Indonesia’s expanding palm oil sector

Indonesia needs political reform, not just legal prosecution, to eradicate corruption in palm oil plantations

The business of politics in Indonesia

Democratic institutions are increasingly burdened by the illicit transactions and collusive practices of politico-business elites

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable

Money politics

The distribution of money, goods and other benefits is an integral part of electioneering in Indonesia

Ari’s audacity

How can you be a straight cop when people just give you money?

Cashed-up in confinement

Wealthy detainees pay to do their time in comfort

Coins for the KPK

A public donation campaign shames the national legislature into supporting Indonesia’s premier anti-corruption agency

Review: Power politics

Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy is an epic work of comparative political insight but has little that is new to add to the study of Indonesia’s politics

Some people call me Robin Hood

ELISABETH KRAMER speaks to independent anti-corruption activist Arifin Wardiyanto about his ‘extremist’ approach to fighting corruption

A storm in a bank vault

The much publicised ‘Bank Century’ case is unlikely to do any lasting damage to SBY

Snatching victory

When Indonesia’ s National Police took on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over the Bank Century case, the KPK won

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