Apr 18, 2021 Last Updated 12:38 AM, Mar 24, 2021

Human Rights

Election year

Election year

Edward Aspinall

Indonesia’s legislative elections offer a window into the deep forces shaping the country, and a glimpse of its political future

Indonesia is part way through its election year, having held its legislative elections on 9 April, and with the country now gearing up for the first round of the presidential polls in July. With more than 235,000 candidates running for seats in national, provincial and district legislatures around the country, the April poll was a massive logistical affair. It was also the culmination of years of effort, expense and stress for a huge number of people. Yet in some ways, the actual results of the election were an anti-climax.

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Remembering Munir

Remembering Munir

A museum dedicated to the memory of the famous activist strives to promote human rights awareness among the younger generation

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After justice

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

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Strange bedfellows

Strange bedfellows

An unlikely alliance between former rebels and a former New Order tormentor will test the limits of Partai Aceh loyalty

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Review: When perpetrators speak

Anwar Congo (right) being made up  Final Cut For Real

Joshua Oppenheimer’s groundbreaking new film raises disturbing questions about why perpetrators of the 1965-66 mass killings still enjoy impunity for their actions

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Review: An act of manipulation?

Credit: Final Cut for Real

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing is a bold, disturbing and ultimately unsatisfactory exploration of the place of violence in modern Indonesia

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What gives rise to moral outrage?

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

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