After taunting hardliners, Indonesian comedian Uus lost his TV gigs, but this stand-up is still standing up for what’s right

It’s fair to say that Uus’ life, particularly his career, has been turned upside down recently Uus (real name Rizky Firdaus Wijaksana) is an Indonesian stand up comedian who was regularly featured on two of the country’s biggest TV variety shows But those appearances stopped after he became the subject of controversy for joking about Islamic hardliners  Last month, Uus posted a couple of tweets...

Interviews

Can Ahok survive? A Q&A with Indonesian blasphemy law expert Dr. Melissa Crouch

By Tim Mann Indonesian police last week declared Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama a suspect for blasphemy, over a speech he gave in which he quoted a verse from...

Can Ahok survive? A Q&A with Indonesian blasphemy law expert Dr. Melissa Crouch

Centre Stage: Singapore’s Linying and the art of fortunate accidents

Every once in a while, someone suddenly emerges out of the woodwork brimming with such talent and promise that everyone's forced to snap out of the reverie of indifference and...

Centre Stage: Singapore’s Linying and the art of fortunate accidents

Coconuts Jakarta Interviews

Here you’ll find fascinating interviews with the most interesting people in Indonesia and Jakarta in which we (hopefully) go past the surface to find out what makes these folks tick.