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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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Hyundai takes the driver’s seat in Indonesia’s EV market

BY: AKHMAD HANAN BUDI PRAYOGO SUNARIYANTO With net zero emissions targets looming, Southeast Asia’sbiggest car market is setting the pace on electric vehicles. In March, President...

Cultural

Fact from Fiction – Review of Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Ian Burnet: Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages: Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River, Sydney: Alfred Street Press, 2021 (164 pages and 40 colour...

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Unfinished business: Indonesia’s Jokowi still has lots to do

The 'People's President' talks to Nikkei Asia about growth, the new capital and whether two terms is enough By: SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer JAKARTA --...
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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...

Indonesia: Popularism & politicisation of Islam

"By GRETA NABBS-KELLER" The counter-terrorism landscape in Southeast Asia has fundamentally changed over the 15 years since Indonesia’s anti-terrorism laws were originally enacted. The emergence...

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