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Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok says he is ‘damaged’ and his political career is over

After receiving an award previously given to a former president, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama dispelled rumours that he would be a minister in Joko Widodo’s new government – citing his controversial past.

22 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

After receiving an award previously given to a former president, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama dispelled rumours that he would be a minister in Joko Widodo’s new government – citing his controversial past.

Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok says he is ‘damaged’ and his political career is over
Japanese ambassador Masafumi Ishii wins Indonesians’ hearts one kawaii Instagram post at a time

From posing like a duck to delighting in his meals, Ishii says his social media adventures help ‘bring diplomacy closer to the people’.

7 Jul 2019 - 9:28PM

From posing like a duck to delighting in his meals, Ishii says his social media adventures help ‘bring diplomacy closer to the people’.

Japanese ambassador Masafumi Ishii wins Indonesians’ hearts one kawaii Instagram post at a time
Is Indonesian democracy doomed to repeat a cycle of violence?

Writer Andreas Harsono spent 15 years and carried out 2,000 interviews for his book looking into the themes of race, Islam and power.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:47PM

Writer Andreas Harsono spent 15 years and carried out 2,000 interviews for his book looking into the themes of race, Islam and power.

Is Indonesian democracy doomed to repeat a cycle of violence?
Indonesian films often show ethnic Chinese in a bad light – but filmmakers are turning their backs on old stereotypes

Chinese characters in Indonesian cinema either had exaggerated accents, or were corrupt businessmen exploiting workers in a whirl of lion dances and firecrackers. Film directors like Sidi Saleh now want to give a true portrayal

3 May 2018 - 8:36PM

Chinese characters in Indonesian cinema either had exaggerated accents, or were corrupt businessmen exploiting workers in a whirl of lion dances and firecrackers. Film directors like Sidi Saleh now want to give a true portrayal

Indonesian films often show ethnic Chinese in a bad light – but filmmakers are turning their backs on old stereotypes
The day my Chinese dad was declared a ‘bona fide’ Indonesian and given a new name

Stanley Widianto is too young to recall the last time Indonesians turned on their Chinese neighbours, but seeing Jakarta’s Chinese Indonesian governor jailed by a court this year was a jolting reminder of the official prejudice his own father had to overcome

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Stanley Widianto is too young to recall the last time Indonesians turned on their Chinese neighbours, but seeing Jakarta’s Chinese Indonesian governor jailed by a court this year was a jolting reminder of the official prejudice his own father had to overcome

The day my Chinese dad was declared a ‘bona fide’ Indonesian and given a new name