Jul 24, 2024 Last Updated 5:22 AM, Jul 16, 2024

Politics

Munir (1965 -2004)

Munir’s death robbed Indonesia not only of a unique intellectual and activist, but of one of its brightest hopes for the future

Political humour

There’s more than subversion in Indonesian jokes

Islam and democracy!

The successful new party PKS is a moderate alternative to radical Islamism

The distraction is over

Elections do nothing to eliminate sources of social tension

Unwelcome guests?

Acehnese living in Indonesia face fear and misunderstanding

An Acehnese in New York

My journey: from the village to exile

In Indonesian eyes

Military-inspired nationalism hurts those who defend the Acehnese

Where did we go wrong?

A voice from Aceh’s civil society movement says it’s time for self-criticism

Building solidarity

Why is solidarity for Aceh so much weaker than for Timor?

Elusive truth

Nothing should be taken at face value in Aceh

Not a romantic movement

Those who support the Acehnese should not support GAM

Why not independence?

Challenging the myths about Aceh’s national liberation movement

Polluting Bali

Environmental groups protest a power plant at Lovina

Reformasi gangsters

Preman have had to change in order to stay in business

Money politics

An election official resists massive bribery in last year’s election

Election sale

A new parliamentarian discovers shocking truths

Re-drawing Sulawesi's map

New provincial borders don’t solve old problems

Peace market

Building trust through trade in Ambon

Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

Legacy of conflict

Bugis IDPs have travelled as warriors, farmers, fishers and traders

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