Jun 03, 2020 Last Updated 5:56 AM, Jun 2, 2020

'They just want love...'

Disasters and greed threaten the orangutan in Kalimantan. But WILLIE SMITS and his team of Indonesian carers are giving hundreds a new start.
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Women do it tough

The economic crisis affects women badly. They are laid off first, yet have more responsibilities at home.
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Tommy's toys trashed

Suharto loved his son Tommy so much he helped him build an automobile industry. Blatant nepotism, that led to his own downfall. Is it now a thing of the past? 
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Who murdered the rupiah?

Not currency speculators but Indonesian and especially foreign investors with a chronic craving for US dollars destroyed the national economy
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Orphans no more

The biggest demonstration in May took place not in Jakarta, but hundreds of kilometres away in Yogyakarta. It was almost a rebirth.
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Rape is rape

A new movement resists the terror and expresses solidarity with the Chinese Indonesian women who were raped in Jakarta in May
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The morning after...

Students toppled Suharto. Why could they not agree to topple Habibie as well? A foreign observer reveals his field notes for the day after Suharto resigned.
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