Apr 17, 2024 Last Updated 3:10 AM, Apr 15, 2024

Politics

When is a public holiday not a holiday?

The 100 year anniversary of Indonesia’s ‘National Awakening’ fails to inspire

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

An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

Firebrand preacher’s audience doesn’t burn with enthusiasm

Teaching and remembering

The legacy of the Suharto era lingers in school history books

How far to meaningful democracy? - 1

What you see is what you get.

Stable but unpopular

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

Roots of democracy

Political parties have stronger social roots in Indonesia than elsewhere in the region.

The peace dividend

With no internal wars to fight, Yudhoyono can afford to reform the military.

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

How far to meaningful democracy? - 2

Democracy is feasible, but only if Indonesia’s democrats take on the elite.

Political fashions

Timur Angin photo gallery

Ten years of democratisation

Our new edition shows how far Indonesia has come, and how much remains to be done.

Angel sparks controversy

Journalists strike after West Java’s most famous newspaper ‘withdraws’ poem.

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Classroom culture shock

An Australian teacher trainer learns a lesson (or two) in East Java

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Obituary - Mohammad Jusuf Ronodipuro

30 September 1919 – 27 January 2008

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