Feb 27, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

Politics

They are just Papuans

Recent violence shows the authorities share a disturbing mindset about the residents of Papua

A house for all Muslims?

The United Development Party is determined to survive as a political force

Angels and demons

While a famous ‘reformer’ tries to undermine Indonesia’s local democratic institutions, the predators come to the rescue

Public works and ethnic conflict

Tarakan’s riots illustrate the risks of collusive public contracting and the continued weakness of local security responses

Some people call me Robin Hood

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

Stars and stereotypes

The big business of Indo celebrities creates illusory expectations but things may be changing

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

Front stage with the PKS

At its upmarket congress, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party tried but failed to convince it has become an open and inclusive party

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

Praying across borders

Doctrinal borders that divide traditionalist and modernist Muslims in Banjarmasin are breaking down, but slowly

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

Transcending personality politics

The election of Anas Urbaningrum suggests Partai Demokrat can survive without its founder, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Resistance through memory

The victims of the Lapindo mudflow disaster continue to assert their rights to compensation

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

A terrible legacy

Indonesian doctors have been persecuted for providing safe abortions for almost a century

The triumph of jamu

European interest in Indonesian traditional healing has had its ups and downs, but in Java jamu reigns supreme, as it has for a long, long time

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

Prosperity denied

Mining is booming in East Nusa Tenggara, but where is the wealth going?

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