John McBeth

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Chinese fishermen: off the hook in Indonesia now Pudjiastuti’s gone?

With a passion for sinking foreign boats, Susi Pudjiastuti breathed life into Indonesian fisheries. Now Jokowi’s cast her adrift, will her replacement be able to reel in China?

24 Nov 2019 - 12:08PM

With a passion for sinking foreign boats, Susi Pudjiastuti breathed life into Indonesian fisheries. Now Jokowi’s cast her adrift, will her replacement be able to reel in China?

Chinese fishermen: off the hook in Indonesia now Pudjiastuti’s gone?
Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali

The cameraman was one of four who took similar images of the crackdown by the Chinese army. His shot won him the 1990 World Press Photo award, but he later regretted how it overshadowed the work of others.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:46AM

The cameraman was one of four who took similar images of the crackdown by the Chinese army. His shot won him the 1990 World Press Photo award, but he later regretted how it overshadowed the work of others.

Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali
Heroin-filled coffins? Death of ‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas recalls tall tales of Thai drug smuggling

Frank ‘Superfly’ Lucas, who died on Thursday aged 88, was the subject of 2008’s ‘American Gangster’ – a film based on his fanciful recollections of the Thai-US drug trade in the 1970s.

2 Jun 2019 - 11:26PM

Frank ‘Superfly’ Lucas, who died on Thursday aged 88, was the subject of 2008’s ‘American Gangster’ – a film based on his fanciful recollections of the Thai-US drug trade in the 1970s.

Heroin-filled coffins? Death of ‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas recalls tall tales of Thai drug smuggling
Ethnic Chinese governor’s jail term for ‘insulting Islam’ stokes tensions in Indonesia
Is Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese leader over the hump?
Has mining giant Freeport had enough with Indonesia?
Will race and religion decide Jakarta’s vote on ethnic Chinese governor?
How Indonesia found itself facing a constitutional crisis
Widodo, his paranoid general and a ‘rotting situation’ in Indonesia
How the Australian SAS raised the ghosts of Indonesia’s brutal past
Why do Indonesians pay three times as much food tax as Europeans?
Why does Indonesia cling to its plagued Chinese infrastructure projects?
Indonesia’s got a drinking problem – Muslim hardliners who want to ban alcohol
Gloom in Indonesia as it prepares for ‘difficult’ Donald Trump presidency
Why ethnic Chinese leader in Indonesia is sitting on a tinder box of religion and politics
Why Duterte’s U.S. split could help Islamic State rise in the Philippines
Duterte always loved communists – except when he was killing them
Can tax amnesty coax Indonesians into baring their assets?
Indonesia has these bigger fish to fry than South China Sea