Over recent years, politics in Indonesia has seen a focus on personalities, resulting in institutional issues and historical economical and power structures being ignored.
Thousands of students have taken to the streets in Indonesia to protest against a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex and a controversial new law.
Professor Tim Lindsey of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society said the ‘highly conservative’ laws would apply to foreigners who visit Bali.
The reforms have alarmed anti-corruption activists, who fear they are meant to weaken the agency.
Former President B J Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died.
Mr Joko is mulling over creating a ministerial post focused entirely on investment, merging the trade and industry ministries.
The poor know they’re poor: The roles of shame and stigma on the everyday lives of people in poverty
Despite lack of material goods, such as income, shelter, food and clothing, being an extremely important aspect of poverty, non-material aspects can also contribute to poverty in different ways.
Analysts say a promotion would be for Sri Mulyani, who has rock star appeal among citizens, to take on the additional role of coordinating minister for economic affairs
Media freedom in Indonesia has improved significantly since the end of the Suharto era, but between 2006 and 2014 there were an average of 50 cases of violence against journalists each year.
Nahdlatul Ulama has 60 million followers and is a voice for moderate Islam amid rising religiosity. But analysts say its increased prominence could disenfranchise conservatives and worsen identity politics.
“We have to be physically assaulted before the law can protect us. That’s not protection. I recorded the conversation as protection, he was my boss. Who would’ve believed me? I needed…
Indonesia’s tougher stance against religious hardliners seeking to turn the secular country into an Islamic state must avoid fuelling a narrative of repression that would give these groups a a cause to unite around…
The 2019 elections will mark two decades of democracy in Indonesia. But in the context of declining democracy across the globe, Indonesia’s Read more