Category: Politics

Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

Stunting due to malnutrition and other factors poses threats to Indonesia’s human and economic development. So what is the re-elected president promising to do about it? Nur Fitri Widya Astuti gives some pointers for a better way forward.

The Constitutional Court will begin hearing Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to his election loss on 14 June. Professor Simon Butt takes a close look at his application.

Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr writes that most analyses of the recent Jakarta riots have ignored the social situation on the ground, which provided a fertile environment for the riots to escalate.

Are perceptions about the politicisation of law enforcement justified? How do the government and other external parties intervene in legal cases? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dian Rositawati in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Indonesian democracy has taken a beating over the past few days. Dr Dave McRae looks at what could be done to prevent a repeat of this week’s events in future elections.

The election is barely over, so it might seem strange to contemplate the next, but the 2019 elections signpost a significant transition that will be evident by the time Indonesia votes again in 2024, writes Donald Greenlees.

Who are the women at the forefront of the new wave of conservative female activism? What motivates them and what are their main goals and strategies? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dyah Ayu Kartika in the latest episode of the Talking Indonesia podcast.

President Joko Widodo appears to have won, but by a smaller margin than many predicted. Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir argues that preparations for 2024 could be critical for the constellation of power over the next five years.

What were the key factors in Jokowi’s apparent victory? What were the legislative outcomes? Did irregularities occur? Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Dirk Tomsa and Dr Dave McRae discuss these issues and more in their review of the 2019 elections for Talking Indonesia.

After a long, bitter, but largely uneventful campaign, it looks like President Joko Widodo will be re-elected with about 55 per cent of the vote. University of Melbourne academics offer their early thoughts on the results.

While former Muslim militants swap bullets for ballots in Central Sulawesi, a community in West Nusa Tenggara appears to be going the other way, write Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadie and Siswo Mulyartono.