Feb 28, 2021 Last Updated 4:08 AM, Feb 22, 2021

Corruption

A parliamentary free-for-all

The DPR/MPR building

Indonesia’s political parties have lost control over the national budgeting process, as members of parliament prioritise their constituencies – and themselves.

Read more

Freedom of information

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable

Read more

Money politics

4. Aspinall - Money politics - 1

The distribution of money, goods and other benefits is an integral part of electioneering in Indonesia

Read more

Ari’s audacity

Ari’s audacity

How can you be a straight cop when people just give you money?

Read more

Coins for the KPK

Coins for the KPK

A public donation campaign shames the national legislature into supporting Indonesia’s premier anti-corruption agency

Read more

Review: Power politics

Review: Power politics

Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy is an epic work of comparative political insight but has little that is new to add to the study of Indonesia’s politics

Read more

Some people call me Robin Hood

Some people call me Robin Hood

ELISABETH KRAMER speaks to independent anti-corruption activist Arifin Wardiyanto about his ‘extremist’ approach to fighting corruption

Read more

Snatching victory

Snatching victory

When Indonesia’ s National Police took on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over the Bank Century case, the KPK won

Read more

Latest Articles

Review: An improbable nation

Feb 16, 2021 - MADE SOMA

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

Subscribe to Inside Indonesia

Receive Inside Indonesia's latest articles and quarterly editions in your inbox.

 


Lontar Modern Indonesia

Lontar-Logo-Ok

 

A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar