Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Politics

Symbols and signs

Photo-essay: PKS is often depicted as radical Islamist, but its members show evidence of ideological diversity

Seeking representation

Activists in Palu remain confined to the political margins

Feeling cheated, acting apathetic

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

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

The eagle has crash-landed

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

Down but not out

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

Dancing the nation in migration

Indonesian women in Perth perform a ‘uniting’ dance

Surviving conflict

Aceh’s performing arts have blossomed despite the conflict and the tsunami

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

D-day for anti-corruption reform

Draft legislation is a prescription potentially worse than the ailment

The election as a Karya Agung ritual

Listening to the grassroots explain the 2009 general election in Bali

The politics of remembering and forgetting

The people of East Timor are negotiating different conceptions of reconciliation in their daily lives

Trapped in the legacy of the past

Conflict between Timorese youth gangs and martial arts groups hark back to the Indonesian occupation

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

A problematic division

Managing the border between West and East Timor has been an ongoing challenge

Democracy yes, accountability no?

Voters have done everything they can for democracy. The same cannot be said for elites

Struggling to be young

Brotherhood among the poor urban youth of Jakarta

Obama's Indonesia question

Will the US president continue unrestricted aid to Indonesia’s military?

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

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