Entries by Helen Pausacker, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/helen/

Baiq Nuril, the ITE Law and #MeToo Indonesian style

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Dr Helen Pausacker takes a closer look at the case of Baiq Nuril, convicted after recording sexual harassment by her employer, and how it compares to other convictions under the problematic ITE Law.

Sandiaga Uno: a rival to Jokowi?

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Sandiaga Uno has been the surprise star of the 2019 presidential election campaign. Dr Helen Pausacker profiles the vice presidential candidate and finds he has more in common with Jokowi than any of the other leadership contenders.

The Soeharto family: where are they now?

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President Soeharto left office in 1998 amid public fury about the special treatment given to his six children. Dr Helen Pausacker writes that in the 20 years since, Soeharto's children have seen their influence decline, but continue to live prosperous lives and have made several attempts to launch political careers of their own.

Morality versus the law: Rizieq Shihab on the defensive

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Police named Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab a suspect in a high-profile pornography case on Monday. Dr Helen Pausacker writes that while many of his opponents would like to see him behind bars, there is little legal justification for charging him under the Pornography Law.

A close reading of Ahok's controversial campaign video

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Incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his running mate, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, have stirred controversy with the release of a pro-diversity campaign video that opponents have accused of being 'anti-Islam'. Dr Helen Pausacker takes a close look at the video that has Ahok's detractors so annoyed.

Ahok: loved and hated governor of Jakarta

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or Ahok, has made plenty of enemies during his time in politics. Helen Pausacker profiles the feisty Jakarta governor as his supporters launch a campaign to allow him to run as an independent for a second term.

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