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

Society

Surviving while seeking asylum

A change in Australia’s asylum policy has denied refugees in Indonesia vital support

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Forbidden smoke

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

Sport, politics and the 1962 Asian Games

Jakarta’s 1962 Asian Games were a symbol of Sukarno’s postcolonial nation-building

Pencak Silat: Traditional martial art and modern sport

An interview with Ian Wilson, by Andy Fuller

Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Bonek: the football fans’ resistance movement

Persebaya supporters were forced to fight for years for their team’s recognition

Menyoal jarak: Hunian sosial bagi masyarakat miskin

Bagi kelompok miskin Jakarta, hunian sosial vertikal lebih banyak membawa masalahan daripada solusi

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

Transport policy in gridlock

Attractive public transport and well-considered traffic policies are what Jakarta needs

Minibus and Transjakarta: Transport wars?

New mass transport infrastructure is disrupting Jakarta’s minibus economy

Distance matters: social housing for the poor

For Jakarta’s most vulnerable, vertical social housing creates more problems than it solves

City of traps

People with disabilities are being left behind by Jakarta’s massive infrastructure developments

A showcase of harmony

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

Sectarianism, culture and politics

An emerging conservative Muslim coalition is a force to be reckoned with in Indonesian politics

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Mining – who benefits?

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

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