Jan 28, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Politics

Gerindra and 'Greater Indonesia'

Prabowo’s party has deep roots in Indonesian political mythology

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

More educated, more ruthless

From the Archive David Bourchier (ii53: Jan-Mar 1998) looks at the new generation of military leaders, after a big shakeup between July and October 1997

'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

In South Kalimantan local politicians target TV screens with strategically-placed messages for Ramadan

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

A city without social justice

Jakarta needs more green space, but not at the expense of the poor

Land titles do not equal agrarian reform

Activists split with Indonesia’s government over whether land registration helps the rural poor

Land and social justice

Communities struggle for access while reforms run aground

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

The Aceh Party

The elections were tense in Aceh but in the end helped to consolidate the peace process

Down but not out

Islamic political parties did not do well, but Islamic politics are going mainstream

The eagle has crash-landed

Despite an unprecedented media campaign, Prabowo Subianto’s political comeback has fallen flat – for now

Not just an elite game

In Bali, it’s neither policy, parties nor entrenched elites, but image-savvy politicians and an all-powerful media that are dominating the new electoral landscape

Feeling cheated, acting apathetic

Many Indonesian students face obstacles voting, but they aren’t much interested anyway

Seeking representation

Activists in Palu remain confined to the political margins

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