Jul 06, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Economy

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.

Capital offence

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

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

Reformasi and Riau's forests

A weak government struggles with 'people power', poverty and pulp companies

Jakarta women's barefoot bank

Poor kampung women double their income through their own micro-credit scheme

Freeport's troubled future

Without Suharto, who will protect Freeport from itself?

In this issue

The poor must come first

The Twin Towers Effect

The democracy movement must now challenge international capital

Singapore girl?

Indonesian maids in Singapore want to be heard

Whatever it takes

Workers, often women, take risks to earn an honest living

Whose city?

The street traders who feed and transport Jakarta are also its most unwelcome citizens

Jakarta's poorest

Lea Jellinek

The story of Mimin

Surviving thirty years in Central Jakarta

Crisis and poverty

Four years later, how has the economic crisis affected the poor?

Dirty debt

Rich countries share responsibility for Indonesia's impossible debt burden

A sustainable future

How will East Timor manage its economy?

Plundering the Sea

Regulating trawling companies is difficult when the navy is in business with them

Back to the roots

After the bomb, community tourism needs a boost

Renegotiate the debt!

Civil society intervenes in multilateral aid meeting

Sustainable recovery

Balinese people favour green initiatives in recovery effort

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