Feb 26, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

Law

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

Marginal and tattooed

A group of Jakarta punks challenges the criminal stigma attached to tattoos

The rise and fall of a gangster

Ethics and politics don’t mix in the world of Jakarta’s preman

A sibling rivalry

Since their institutional separation, the relationship between the police and the military has been troubled

Brutal lessons

A culture of violence in schools makes life tough for kids

Ten years of hoping and waiting

A photo essay about families of the disappeared

A different kind of party

PKS gets serious about recruitment in Malang

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Corruption Inc

Controlling local corruption is one thing; tackling the big guys in Jakarta is quite another

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

Stable but unpopular

Indonesians have a love-hate relationship with their political parties.

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Deals and denial

Who is really responsible for Indonesia's drug epidemic?

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

Postcards from a wasteland

Despite being a scene of destruction and heartache, there is a strange beauty in the new landscape created in the wake of the Sidoarjo mud disaster.

Glass ceiling in government

Women in the Ministry of Finance face significant obstacles to advancement

This woman wants polygamy

But her husband won’t come to the party.

Aa Gym

The rise, fall, and re-branding of a celebrity preacher

Starting early

New programs of compulsory religious education for Muslim children in West Sumatra have received little publicity outside that province. Is this a new phase in the Islamisation of Indonesia?

Airport rats

On a visit to her home country, a disconcerting experience at Jakarta Airport leads Agustini Putranto to ask: 'Is this what Indonesia has become?'

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