Jul 06, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Politics

Zealous reformers

Will a positive start for the Constitutional Court lead to practical changes for ordinary citizens?

Muddling through

Indonesia’s brave experiment in reinventing its legal system

People in between

There is no home and no justice for failed asylum seekers.

Bitter taste of victory

In Aceh and Timor, violence remains an attractive option for men even after the peace

Picking up the pieces

Rebuilding after an earthquake takes local initiatives as well as aid.

Fighting words

In his last interview, Pramoedya kept up his attack on elitism and corruption.

The politics of culture

Pramoedya's reputation is still dogged by the cultural polemics of the Sukarno era

Teacher and Friend

A younger writer remembers Pramoedya’s influence on his own life and work.

Plea for West Papua

Plea for West Papua

Ubud writers festival

New Indonesian writers receive international exposure.

Bali standing strong

Hindu-Balinese identity is enforced through pork meatballs and praying competitions.

Jungle to church

Missionaries and the military co-operate in converting the Asmat to Christianity.

No longer a choice

Veiling has become a highly politicised practice in Indonesia. Eve Warburton

Faith and violence

The Islamic sect Ahmadiyah has been under official pressure and violent attack.

Regulating worship

Some Christian and Muslim leaders view the new Ministerial Decree on Houses of Worship as restrictive.

One Step Forward

Indonesia has made only some legislative progress toward religious freedom, but the greatest freedom is the openness of debate.

Islamic liberalism

Islamic liberalism: cause or consequence of the ‘conservative turn’?

Freedom of religion ... within limits

Freedom of religion … within limits

Unions act globally

Workers unite to win severance pay for retrenched Securicor Indonesia employees.

Aceh elections

Independent candidates with GAM backgrounds dominate elections for governor and district heads.

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