Mar 02, 2021 Last Updated 4:08 AM, Feb 22, 2021

Society

Riding PELNI

Jesus tattoos, karaoke and the bearded cleric — welcome aboard!

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Mochtar Lubis

Always controversial, Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s most respected journalists and best-known authors for over four decades.

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Woman power

In Bali, a new all-female dance-drama troupe is flouting traditional gender roles

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More voices

Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

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Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

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A shared vision

Portraits of Islamic women from different centuries and different organisations

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Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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Kampung Kamal

Half a century after Herb Feith first lived in Kamal, Nikolas Feith Tan retraces his grandfather’s steps

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Living in peace

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

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Review: An improbable nation

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Review: Indonesia Calling 2020

Feb 08, 2021 - RON WITTON

Ipehnur Beresyit/ The Chronicle of Twenty Twenty: Pagar, 2020/ hand drawn batik, 110 x 150 cm

Essay: Liberating learning in Indonesian higher education

Jan 10, 2021 - DELITA SARTIKA

Workers of the future will need soft skills to keep up / Flickr Creative Commons - Lau Rey

A new higher education policy is expected to bring about reform that will strengthen its role in connecting knowledge and science to society’s needs

Far-sighted approach to migrant rights

Dec 21, 2020 - WHISNU SETIAWAN

Photo by Antara

The Indonesian government is much more interested in its own citizens abroad than Filipino migrant workers under its nose

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