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.
From posing like a duck to delighting in his meals, Ishii says his social media adventures help ‘bring diplomacy closer to the people’.
Writer Andreas Harsono spent 15 years and carried out 2,000 interviews for his book looking into the themes of race, Islam and power.
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
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