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Can Indonesia ever put an end to police violence?

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While recent high-profile cases have focused public attention on police violence, the sad reality is that repressive police actions routinely result in Indonesians losing their lives.

Noodle diplomacy: the G20 and the politics of instant noodles

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Can this week's G20 Summit help to resolve the global food crisis?

The DPR attacks the Constitutional Court – and judicial independence

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The DPR's recent attempt to replace one of the judges on the Constitutional Court undermines judicial independence and the rule of law.

Democracy won’t be making the move to Indonesia’s new capital

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Residents in Indonesia's new capital will not be able to vote for their own local government.

Strange bedfellows: why do far-right leaders support Indonesia’s promotion of ‘moderate Islam’?

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Indonesia’s promotion of “moderate Islam” has gained support from some unlikely allies.

2024 election shaping up as a four-horse race, as elite manoeuvring intensifies

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The 2024 presidential race is already heating up. Who are the main contenders, and which party coalitions might back them?

Megawati’s ‘joke’ exposes the classist and racist views of the political elite

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Former President Megawati Soejarnoputri has been widely criticised for comments she made about West Papuans and meatball soup sellers (tukang bakso).

Jokowi's bicycle diplomacy

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When President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo invited Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for a bike ride around the Presidential Palace, many Australians were surprised. But bicycles have long been part of Jokowi's image crafting strategy.

Talking Indonesia: Political candidates and 'anti-corruptionism'

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Why would a candidate choose to run on an anti-corruption platform, and do they have a chance of winning if they do? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Elisabeth Kramer in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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