Oct 21, 2019 Last Updated 4:14 AM, Oct 17, 2019

A wolf in sheep's clothing

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Regional anti-corruption courts have been accused of failing due to low conviction rates, but are acquittals necessarily a bad thing?

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Filling the void

Filling the void

Despite democratic advances, civil society still plays a key role in challenging corruption in the Reformation era

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A double-edged sword

A double-edged sword

In Garut, Islamic symbols are used by people facing corruption charges and by those who want to see them convicted

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The spirit army

The spirit army

The mobilisation of jins to protest against corruption reveals the fault lines in the Indonesian struggle for democracy

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Sinetron and soap boxes

Sinetron and soap boxes

Indonesia’s media tends to focus on personalities and scandals in a dramatic search for heroes and villains in the ‘war’ against corruption

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Competing Papuan identities

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A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who are pro-Indonesia

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