Jun 05, 2020 Last Updated 5:56 AM, Jun 2, 2020

Economy

Passports optional

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
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A matter of luck

A matter of luck
Migrant domestic workers aspire to more than their home communities can offer and are willing to take risks to change their lives
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American dreams

American dreams
Undocumented Indonesian migrant labourers - known locally as kuli dollar - work long hours in difficult conditions in search of prosperity in Philadelphia
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Token gestures

Token gestures
Despite recent government negotiations, Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia remain disempowered
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Leaving Indonesia

Leaving Indonesia
As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple
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Learning to lead

Learning to lead
Against the odds, Indonesian domestic workers have achieved real change in Hong Kong
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Water woes

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

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Rulers in their own country?

Rulers in their own country?

Special autonomy and Papuan aspirations have been thwarted by Jakarta and hampered by the administrative fragmentation sponsored by local politicians

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(A history of) containment on Galang Island

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Rapid construction of a COVID-19 hospital is a rare good news story for the government but the motives behind it remain unclear

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