The government has now ordered a crackdown on public servants who flaunt their wealth in a country where corruption is endemic and the minimum wage is below $500 a month.
Organized by conservative Muslim alliance, demonstrators wave signs calling Israel the enemy of Islam, block Jakarta thoroughfare; some moderate groups also urge Israel’s exclusion.
When Elianu Hia shared a video on Facebook in January 2021, he never imagined that act would lead to him losing his home and small business in the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra.
As Indonesia scales up construction of its new capital city, Indigenous people say they fear being displaced by the ambitious project.
Three women with machetes stood guard at their farm hilltop on Indonesia’s Wawonii Island, directing their blades towards the nickel miners working in the forest clearing below.
Two football club officials have been jailed over the Indonesia stadium crush last October which killed 135 people.
A new book on the revered Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, who died in 2006, delves inevitably into the brutality that hatched Suharto’s New Order.
In January, an Indonesian and a Chinese worker were killed during protests at the Gunbuster Nickel Industry smelter. The smelter, owned by China’s Jiangsu Delong Nickel Industry, is in Morowali district, Central Sulawesi.
Rosma Karlina is the founder and Director of Suar Perempuan Lingkar Napza Nusantara (also called Womxn’s Voice), an advocacy and care organisation serving women and transwomen who use drugs.
In June 1994, the Indonesian government banned three news weeklies –Detik, Editor and Tempo — triggering a nationwide protest against the government’s repressive regulations against newspapers.
Driven by one of the most spectacular scandals in Indonesian National Police history, Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, an ally of President Joko Widodo, has used the affair to attempt to clean up one of Asia’s most corrupt law enforcement agencies, transferring hundreds of officials to new jobs and making other reforms as an entry point for significant change.
Workers say unsafe conditions at nickel smelter leave some with ‘cough’, as Indonesia pushes for key role in electric vehicle industry
TikTok videos Nirwana Selle posted each day she worked at a nickel smelter in Indonesia went viral after her sudden death.
The murder trial of former two-star police general Ferdy Sambo has exposed the force to rare public scrutiny.