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Why Indonesia’s drugs problem is getting worse despite ‘shoot on sight’ orders and draconian laws

President Joko Widodo has given authorities wider powers, drug laws have been tightened and the death penalty for drugs reinstated. Despite this, Indonesia is the largest drugs market in Asia, and many tourists are involved

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

President Joko Widodo has given authorities wider powers, drug laws have been tightened and the death penalty for drugs reinstated. Despite this, Indonesia is the largest drugs market in Asia, and many tourists are involved

Why Indonesia’s drugs problem is getting worse despite ‘shoot on sight’ orders and draconian laws
The Filipino indie bands who've found an audience through social media and the internet

For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves

13 Nov 2017 - 10:48AM

For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves

The Filipino indie bands who've found an audience through social media and the internet
The largest EDM festival in Asia: how Indonesia’s Djakarta Warehouse Project just keeps growing

With this year’s event to feature the likes of Flume and Tiesto and expected to top 2016’s record-breaking crowds, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has become a titan of the region’s dance music scene – but chance played its part

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With this year’s event to feature the likes of Flume and Tiesto and expected to top 2016’s record-breaking crowds, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has become a titan of the region’s dance music scene – but chance played its part

The largest EDM festival in Asia: how Indonesia’s Djakarta Warehouse Project just keeps growing
Indonesian domestic helpers’ Hong Kong success stories – how they save and take courses to open businesses back home

The plight of abused migrant workers makes for grim headlines, but for some Indonesians, the years spent working away from home and family can pay off when they return and start their own businesses

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The plight of abused migrant workers makes for grim headlines, but for some Indonesians, the years spent working away from home and family can pay off when they return and start their own businesses

Indonesian domestic helpers’ Hong Kong success stories – how they save and take courses to open businesses back home
Indonesia’s LGBT youth bears brunt of hostility towards gay and lesbian community

In the Muslim-majority country, religious fundamentalists continue to frame LGBT people as enemies, helping to fuel the growing intolerance of its homosexual community

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the Muslim-majority country, religious fundamentalists continue to frame LGBT people as enemies, helping to fuel the growing intolerance of its homosexual community

Indonesia’s LGBT youth bears brunt of hostility towards gay and lesbian community