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Indonesia is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis for illiberal purposes

  • Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun, Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir,

The COVID-19 crisis in Indonesia has become a means for elites to further accumulate power and money.

The use of the term LGBT in Indonesia and its real-world consequences. (中文)

  • Associate Professor Michael Ewing,

There’s been a dramatic shift toward public anti-LGBT discourse in Indonesia.

OBITUARY: Arief Budiman (3 January 1941-23 April 2020)

  • Professor Vedi Hadiz,

The passing of Arief Budiman marks the end of an era.

Solidarity among Jakarta’s gig economy drivers

  • Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih,

The gig economy is the new frontier of precarious work, where workplace-based collective organisation is problematic.

‘Indonesia: State and Society in Transition’ By Jemma Purdey, Antje Missbach and Dave McRae

  • Dr Dina Afrianty,

This book is comprehensive and high quality volume, with authoritative authors and up-to-date contributions.