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Indonesia cannot afford to put its economy before people

BY: EDUARD LAZARUS TEGUH MAULANA A religious festival has become a super-spreading event. The government knew the risk but didn’t do enough to stop it. Since mid-May,...

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Twenty years after Bali

BY: SIDNEY JONES The horrified reaction of many Australians to the planned early release of Bali bomber Umar Patek demonstrates the lasting traumatic impact of the 12...

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What Indonesians in Australia would like their neighbours to understand better about their home country

By Erwin Renaldi, Farid M Ibrahim, Hellena Souisa and Sastra Wijaya Is Indonesia an Islamic country or just a country with lots of Muslims? Is it all just like Bali?...
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After Philippines, Indonesia too, is ripe for return to authoritarianism: Jakarta Post contributor

BY: Endy Bayuni The writer says Indonesia should continue to nurture people's faith in democracy by making sure that democracy can and will deliver the...
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Indonesian art is fresh, energetic and lively. Why do we not see more of it?

Review: Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia, National Gallery of Australia "By Alison Carroll" They talk of a family of nations, or families of nations. In Australia, the UK...

Between throwing rocks and a hard place: FPI and the Jakarta riots.

"BY: IAN WILSON" 02 JUN, 2019 Many of the questions surrounding who was responsible for the violence that erupted in Jakarta on 21–22 May will likely...

Lost in translation: The Jawa Pos

"By Frank Palmos" Frank Palmos was just 21 years old when he began his career as a foreign correspondent in the relatively new Republic of...

‘Strangers next Door”: Can these two neighbours ever ‘hit-it-off’?

"Book Review by Duncan Graham"   The missed chances of history. Long before the First Fleet arrived from Great Britain to colonize Australia in 1788, Makassans already...

The power of ’emak-emak’: empowering or patronising Indonesian women?

"By Dina Afrianty" September 27, 2018 Until recently, the term emak was often associated with power, agency, toughness, mobility, freedom, resilience, independence, as well as stubbornness. Seven months out...

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