Aug 01, 2021 Last Updated 4:08 AM, Jul 29, 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.

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Freedom of information

Freedom of information

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

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Money politics

4. Aspinall - Money politics - 1

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

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Ari’s audacity

Ari’s audacity

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

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Coins for the KPK

Coins for the KPK

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

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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

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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

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Snatching victory

Snatching victory

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

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Countering the information void to beat COVID-19

Jul 19, 2021 - LaporCovid-19

/ Ahmad Tri Hawaari

In the absence of reliable government information, citizens are stepping up to share local stories on COVID-19 and keep each other informed about the state of the pandemic

Carmel Budiardjo (1925-2021)

Jul 19, 2021 - KATHARINE MCGREGOR

/ Tapol.org

Human rights campaigner Carmel Budiardjo died aged 96 on 10 July 2021, after a long and dynamic life of activism dating back to her years as a student activist in...

Review: A narrative of denial

Jul 05, 2021 - PAT WALSH

COVID-19 denial in Indonesia

Jun 21, 2021 - NAJMAH, KUSNAN, SARI ANDAJANI, SHARYN GRAHAM DAVIES & TOM GRAHAM DAVIES

Antara Foto/ Irwansyah Putra

Mixed messaging from government about COVID-19 has left rumours and competing narratives to fill the information void, fuelling mistrust

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