Apr 14, 2024 Last Updated 4:19 AM, Apr 12, 2024

Society

New law, new villages?

The new Village Law could substantially change Indonesia’s villages. Not necessarily for the better.

Creating Indonesia’s Village Law

How a law that goes against many vested interests was enacted

The myth of the harmonious village

Indonesia’s Village Law fails to provide village communities with control over their elites

New law, old bureaucracy

Taking stock after two years of village law implementation

The village head as patron

The Village Law might restore the dominance that village heads enjoyed under Suharto

Participation in Ngada

Why residents in Ngada district are exceptionally eager to take part in village meetings 

When village development fails

Faulty administrative procedures led to the misuse of village development funds in Papua

Traditional village institutions and the Village Law

The Village Law provides recognition for traditional village institutions, but villagers in Bali and Mentawai are not interested

Hope in the darkness

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

A lottery love affair

On the island of Flores, a Singaporean lottery based on the Chinese zodiac is a popular pastime

Online dating apps blocked

A government crackdown on dating apps is depriving LGBT Indonesians of a crucial resource

Review: Footsteps of Indonesians in Victoria

Celebrating fifty years of the Indonesian Community Association of Victoria (IKAWIRIA)

Jakarta’s Asian Games, yesterday and today

Ignoring issues from the 1962 Games will not help solve the many problems faced by sport in Indonesia

A drink for humanity

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

Falling through the cracks

The JKN or the National Health Insurance is failing Indonesia’s most vulnerable

Farmers’ worst enemy

Over-use of pesticides is making the crops ‘sick’, but only farmers educated about the environment understand this

Anticipating the future

Success and failure of Indramayu farmers’ responses to El-Niño

Fighting for existence

Environmental education is empowering rural youth to protect their hamlet from a luxury resort project 

Commodifying conservation in Borneo

Does the social marketing approach answer the big questions of conservation in Indonesia?

A write-off

School textbooks in Indonesia fail to teach environmental sustainability

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