Reza Agustian, Jakarta – Trisakti University students held a commemoration of 24 years since the Trisakti tragedy on May 12, 1998, which was held near the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue
1998 Fall of Suharto & Reformasi
May 12, 2022
January 2, 2022
Mulyadi, Jakarta, Indonesia – The Indonesian Navy rescued more than 100 Rohingya migrants traveling in a wooden boat, bringing them to safety early Friday morning following pressure fro
May 21, 2021
Makassar – Students from the Total Reformasi Struggle Front (FPRT) held a protest action on Jalan AP Pettarani in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Friday May 21.
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that the protection of civil freedoms in Indonesia has gone backwards even though reformasi has been proceeding for 23 years.
May 21, 2020
Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta – Twenty-two years ago, on May 21, history recorded the fall of an authoritarian leader in Indonesia.
October 17, 2019
Tim Lindsey – It's deeply ironic that Indonesia's third president, BJ Habibie, died on September 11 – less than a week before the national legislature passed a law that gutted the high
October 9, 2019
Johannes Nugroho – Tens of thousands of Indonesian students have taken to the streets in recent weeks to demonstrate against what they see as a weakening of democracy, just as Indonesi
September 23, 2019
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – President of Trisakti University's students' union Dinno Ardiansyah argues that the government together with members of the House of Representatives (DPR) have
September 22, 2019
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Indonesia Madani Circle (LIMA) founder and director Ray Rangkuti has said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo doesn't deserve to receive the "Son of Re
September 15, 2019
Leon Kastayudha – Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died on September 12 at the age of 83.
July 1, 2019
As the 2014-2019 term was coming to an end, the House of Representatives (DPR) were persistently trying to pass through a variety of draft legal revisions.
March 5, 2019
Oktaviani – The "sumpah pocong" challenge thrown up by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Wiranto to former Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets) c
February 27, 2019
Jakarta – Former Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets, Kostrad) chief of staff retired Major General Kivlan Zen has spoken out about a request for money from Wiranto in 1998.
December 10, 2018
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said the increasingly rife corruption in the country is the direct effect of reformation.
July 24, 2018
June 25, 2018
Olivia Nicole Tasevski – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the resignation of Indonesia's authoritarian president, Suharto, who led Indonesia from 1966 until 1998.
June 4, 2018
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – It could be love, or it could be nostalgia.
May 23, 2018
Soeharto left office in 1998 with a reputation as one of the most corrupt leaders in the world.
May 21, 2018
Iffah Nur Arifah – Twenty years ago today, the late Suharto resigned as president of Indonesia after 32 years in power.
Rofi Ali Majid – The education system has failed to realise the ideals of reformasi – the reform movement that began with the overthrow of former president Suharto in 1998.
May 20, 2018
Resty Woro Yuniar and Jeffrey Hutton – February 4, 1998, was a day that would change Desmond Junaidi Mahesa's life forever and he never saw it coming.
Resty Woro Yuniar – On a sunny Friday in Denpasar, the capital of Indonesia's Bali, a group of burly men gather at a small, gated, two-house complex across from the city's main cathedra
Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – I'll never forget what my boss told me on the morning of May 21, 1998. "He'll resign. Today!"
May 19, 2018
Jeffrey Hutton – When Francis Xavier Harsono applied for his first passport in 1992 he was brimming with anticipation for his first trip overseas.
Jeffrey Hutton – Usman Said surveys the stainless steel plaques bearing the names of his fallen classmates at Trisakti University in Jakarta.
March 12, 2018
Jakarta – House of Representatives member Siti Hediati Herijadi, or Titiek Soeharto, the second daughter of late former president Soeharto, has said the reform movement, which began aft
Jakarta – Former president Soeharto's daughters, Siti Hediati Hariyadi, or Titiek Soeharto, and Siti Hutami Endang Adiningsih, or Mamiek Soeharto, attended the peak of an event called H
February 5, 2015
Jakarta – The Foreign Ministry will set up a special desk or working group to handle the Papua issue and to improve the country's engagement with its easternmost province.
July 1, 2013
Andy Fuller – Suharto's portrait is commonly seen on the streets of Yogyakarta – It appears on the back of trucks, motorcycles and, less frequently, on private cars.
May 26, 2012
Zakir Hussain – As Indonesians over the past week marked the anniversary of the reform movement that toppled strongman Suharto 14 years ago, several major newspapers ran a photograph of
April 13, 2012
Dion Bisara & Ulma Haryanto – British Prime Minister David Cameron praised Indonesia's political and economic transformation on a visit to Jakarta on Thursday, citing it as a model
April 12, 2012
John Sidel – Speaking at an Islamic university in Jakarta, David Cameron hailed Indonesia as a model democracy to be celebrated and emulated by countries across the Muslim world.
May 31, 2011
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri on Tuesday expressed her disappointment at the Indonesian media for apparently neglecting to report on her role in the r
May 17, 2011
Camelia Pasandaran – The government's failure to deliver on promised reforms has led many people to yearn for the days of former President Suharto, analysts said.
May 16, 2011
Arientha Primanita – The common refrain of "things were better under Suharto" has been given credence in a new survey that shows the former strongman's rule is widely preferred to the c
May 22, 2010
Stephen Coates – A dozen years after the dawning of Indonesia's Reformasi movement, there are fears the country is on a slippery slope backwards.
May 21, 2010
Yogyakarta – Activists from the United People's Movement (GRB) in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta held a protest action by placing flowers on a grave at the zero kilometer point nea
Let us unite to overthrow the pro-imperialist government of SBY-Boediono and the rotten political elite. Replace them with a United Government of the Poor!
Hen Hen, Jakarta – A number of social and student organisations held a protest action in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building on May 21 to commemorated 12 years of refor
January 4, 2010
January 3, 2010
Amid strong public demand to name the late former President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid a national hero, the Golkar Party on Sunday called for the same honor to be bestowed on its found
December 23, 2009
Slamet Susanto, Yogyakarta – The reform movement has been gathering pace for the past 11 years but justice and prosperity have not trickled down to the people because the movement has
May 22, 2008
Harry Bhaskara, Jakarta – In a sense, the media is like an eligible bride who often has a honeymoon with a new government.
Jakarta – Waves of protesters commemorating 10 years of reformasi took to the streets on Wednesday May 21.
May 21, 2008
Jakarta – Former student activists who took part in the historic rallies of May 1998 have called their struggle for sweeping reforms a disappointment.
May 18, 2008
Nurvita Indarini, Jakarta – A number of organisations are endeavouring to thwart the government's plan to increase the price of fuel and are planning to besiege the State Palace in Cent
May 1, 2008
[The following is a translation of a series of 12 interviews with leaders of labour, peasant, fisherpeople, urban and rural poor, environmental, student and social-political organisa
March 7, 2008
[The full text of this report is available at http://www.usindo.org/publications/briefs/2008/R
March 1, 2008
[What explains the extraordinary longevity of Indonesia's 'New Order', and what are the legacies of three decades of dictatorship?
February 11, 2008
Bandung – Ten years since process of reformasi started, Indonesia has not undergone any significant political or economic reform.