Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Media Wahyudi Askar – It has been a rough first year for Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Analysis & Opinion
November 6, 2020
November 4, 2020
Jakarta – Both the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the local independent Humanitarian Team for Intan Jaya reached a more or less similar conclusion about the cause
September 29, 2020
Jakarta – In the last few years, Indonesia has entrusted its young diplomats with countering attacks predominantly from Pacific countries over alleged human rights abuses against Papuan
September 16, 2020
Ben Bland – When Indonesian President Joko Widodo decided last year to pursue outlandish plans to build a new capital city in far-flung Kalimantan, advisers shook their heads in despair
September 7, 2020
Usman Hamid – "Islam is a religion of civilisation. Extremism and intolerance destroy civilisation.
September 1, 2020
Jakarta – For the umpteenth time since the two institutions broke up as part of sweeping reforms introduced to protect hard-won democracy 20 years ago, Indonesian Military (TNI) and Nat
August 22, 2020
Ben Bland – Indonesian President Joko Widodo isn't a great orator but the former factory owner has a knack for charming listeners with cute analogies.
August 11, 2020
By Max Lane
August 1, 2020
Jakarta – Finally, long-time fugitive Djoko S. Tjandra could no longer evade arrest.
A response to a statement from Jaleswari Pramodhawardani (Vice Deputy for Political, Legal, Security and Human Rights of the Presidential Staff Office) published by Antara News Jakarta
July 23, 2020
Jakarta – The shake-up of the government's Covid-19 task force was expected. The country has achieved little in its fight against the pandemic.
July 20, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia's hard won democracy still allows for political dynasties to thrive, a fact resented by many following the euphoric regime change in 1998 for fostering the kind of
July 13, 2020
Teuku Faizasyah, Jakarta – Among my duties at the Foreign Ministry, spokesperson happens to be one of them.
July 9, 2020
Benny Wenda – For over 50 years, Indonesia has been promising West Papua "autonomy". Each time, underneath autonomy lies only bullets and killings.
June 27, 2020
Jakarta – Chairman of the Synod of Indonesia Gospel Tabernacle Church (Kingmi) in Papua, Rev.
June 19, 2020
Jakarta – The Government Regulation on the Public Housing Savings Program has sparked controversy. It adds to the burdens of workers and businesses.
June 18, 2020
Veronica Koman and Ronny Kareni – Over the past few months, a terrible injustice has been playing out in Indonesia's legal system: 56 black political prisoners put on trial for treason
Jakarta – The government must not continue its mistaken policies in Papua. Stop the violence and start the dialogue.
June 17, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko Widodo may well give the excuse that the nomination of his son and son-in-law in elections for regional heads this December does not break any rules.
By Umair Jamal
Is the conflict in West Papua worsening?
June 16, 2020
Meitilda Yaung, Darwin, Australia – The long history of systematic racism against African-Americans in the United States seems to have reached its breaking point over the last few week
June 15, 2020
Patrick O'Connor – The East Timorese government has widened the multi-party coalition on which it is based, securing the support of 41 out of the 65 parliamentarians.
Jenny Munro – Just as it has in many countries around the world, the death of George Floyd in the United States has prompted a broader discussion about racism in Indonesia.
June 11, 2020
Jakarta – Seemingly at odds with the existing laws, the government regulation on the involvement of the military in dealing with terrorism has sparked criticism.