Fellow Indonesians, it’s time to talk about racism

"With the discourse on #BlackLivesMatter and its Indonesian counterpart #PapuanLivesMatter dominating our social media timelines recently, I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about the morbidly ugly elephant in the room: racism."

The fundamental tasks for effective corruption eradication in Indonesia

The fundamental tasks for effective corruption eradication in Indonesia

Amid the torrent of news on the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, recent reports on corruption are bringing the topic back to the fore with a public bewildered by apparent setbacks...

Opinion: Millennials right to be frustrated by Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

Opinion: Millennials right to be frustrated by Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

The Indonesian government has come under intense criticism for its perceived sluggish and often inept handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the country’s millennials among the...

Indonesian media reporting college student Leonardo Dicaprio being killed in traffic accident is peak clickbait

Indonesian media reporting college student Leonardo Dicaprio being killed in traffic accident is peak clickbait

Clickbait in journalism is like a rash that just won’t go away, but rarely have we seen such a tasteless form of the practice as the way these news outlets in Indonesia have...

We are officially not replacing our president. So what next for Indonesian politics?

We are officially not replacing our president. So what next for Indonesian politics?

It came a day early, but the General Election Commission (KPU) this morning formalized what most of us — save for the few who are still in denial — have already known:...

Privacy rights, the other victim in Indonesia’s latest celebrity prostitution scandal | Opinion

Privacy rights, the other victim in Indonesia’s latest celebrity prostitution scandal | Opinion

Sensationalism trumps ethics in Indonesia's latest celebrity prostitution scandal.

Stunting is the most heartbreaking, and avoidable, crisis facing Indonesia’s children || Opinion

Stunting is the most heartbreaking, and avoidable, crisis facing Indonesia’s children || Opinion

"Every day, 14,000 children are born across Indonesia. Of those 14,000 children, more than 5,300 are likely to be stunted. In fact, every third child born in Indonesia—more than...

Losing face: What the Ratna Sarumpaet farce means for her and Prabowo Subianto’s presidential campaign

Losing face: What the Ratna Sarumpaet farce means for her and Prabowo Subianto’s presidential campaign

While Indonesians won’t vote for their next president until April’s election, it may turn out that the outcome was cemented by a political scandal involving Ratna Sarumpaet in...

Commenting ‘my ovaries are exploding’ at the sight of badminton star Jonatan Christie shirtless is absolutely sexual harassment | Opinion

Commenting ‘my ovaries are exploding’ at the sight of badminton star Jonatan Christie shirtless is absolutely sexual harassment | Opinion

At its core, any movement to eradicate sexism must not differentiate between genders.

When is the earliest we can expect Indonesia to qualify for the World Cup?

When is the earliest we can expect Indonesia to qualify for the World Cup?

2022? 2026? Never?


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