James Massola, Jakarta – When Prime Minister Scott Morrison flies in to Jakarta this weekend to attend the second inauguration of President Joko Widodo, he'll heap praise on Indonesia'
Analysis & Opinion
October 14, 2019
October 3, 2019
Tassia Sipahutar, Viriya Singgih and Arys Aditya – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is unfazed by the biggest student protests to hit the nation in over two decades against his governm
Eve Warburton – Over the last week, tens of thousands of students and activists have poured on to the streets of Indonesia's major cities.
October 2, 2019
Jakarta – Many of the newly sworn-in 575 House of Representatives and 136 Regional Representatives Council members might feel relieved as they can finally begin their terms on Tuesday,
September 30, 2019
Max Lane – Since Sept 23, there have been student demonstrations in almost every province of Indonesia against numerous new Bills being tabled and passed by the outgoing Parliament.
September 27, 2019
Aninda Dewayanti and Deasy Simandjuntak, Singapore – Over the past week, tens of thousands of university students and activists gathered in some of the biggest simultaneous rallies acr
James Massola, Jakarta – On October 20, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will finally be sworn in and begin his second and final term in office, six months after winning re-election.
September 26, 2019
Eka Kurniawan, Jakarta, Indonesia – In an ideal Indonesia, a Papuan man would live in Jakarta and become a civil servant. He would marry a Padang woman from western Indonesia.
September 25, 2019
Bytamara Soukotta – Amid the loud yells celebrating freedom during the Indonesian Independence Day celebration last month, West Papuan students in Surabaya were attacked in their own r
September 24, 2019
Darmawan Triwibowo, Jayapura – On a Sunday evening, after considering various advice from colleagues, I decided to fly to Jayapura – just 10 days after violent protests rocked the city
September 19, 2019
By Max Lane
Maire Leadbeater – It is somewhat of an irony that West Papua's recent uprising coincided with the twentieth anniversary of East Timor's vote on independence.
September 17, 2019
Guteriano Neves – The 20th anniversary of the popular consultation that brought independence for Timor-Leste has been a time to celebrate the courage, determination, and persistence of
September 12, 2019
Binoy Kampmark – Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers.
Bilveer Singh – Papua has been in constant turmoil for more than 50 years, especially following the territory's incorporation into Indonesia in 1969.
September 11, 2019
Jakarta – Papua has a special place in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's heart.
September 10, 2019
Evi Mariani – Indonesians love conspiracy theories. In 1999, I spent two months in Ambon, Maluku, just as a religious conflict between Muslims and Christians flared up.
September 7, 2019
Jakarta – Castration is a punishment that not only belongs in the past but that also violates human rights.
Jakarta – President Joko Widodo must stop his plan to move the nation's capital.
September 6, 2019
Jakarta – A number of problematic candidates have passed the selection process for the leadership of the Corruption Eradication Commission.
Luke Hunt – Twenty-years ago, Timor-Leste was tipped into the abyss.
September 5, 2019
Jakarta – If the government had been quicker to take the right steps to calm the situation, the disturbances in Papua would not have spread.
Selwyn Manning – It is clear and proper that New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is closely monitoring a concerning situation of deteriorating violence in West Papua.
September 4, 2019
West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination.
Maire Leadbeater – The uprising that is engulfing Indonesian ruled West Papua has lifted the lid on a deep strand of indigenous anger and resentment.