Indonesia’s Crazy Rich Public Servants Are Being Exposed by Online Sleuths
"It’s secret public knowledge that tax officials have unrealistic assets. It shows in the lifestyle of their families."
Bali Has Had Enough of ‘Naughty Tourists’ Who Have Sex in Public and Break Traffic Laws
“Sometimes foreigners don't completely understand that Bali is still a home for people. They see it as just this Disneyland that's there for their enjoyment and their pleasure.”
‘Killing Us as if We Were Animals’: 12 Dead After Police Open Fire on Civilians
The incident is the latest in a string of violence from Indonesia’s disputed Papua province, where a conflict has been raging for decades.
Months After Fatal Stadium Disaster, Indonesian Police Use Tear Gas on Football Fans Again
Experts say the repeated use of tear gas shows that “nothing has really changed” since the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster.
Disgraced Ex-Police General Sentenced to Death For Ordering Officer’s Murder
The senior Indonesian police officer had ordered a subordinate to shoot his bodyguard. As the man lay on the floor, Ferdy Sambo fired at the back of his head another time to “make sure he was really dead.”
Workers Keep Dying at This Chinese Nickel Mining Company in Indonesia
In the year after the factory opened, workers fell into molten waste, got swept into the sea, and took their own lives. Then, after two employees were burned alive, protests erupted—and turned deadly.
Public Outcry as Student Killed in Motorbike Crash Blamed for Negligent Driving
As the deceased student’s family protests authorities’ decision to label him as a “suspect” of negligent driving, the case is being raised as yet another example of police impunity in Indonesia.
Charity Executives Jailed for Pocketing Millions Donated to Boeing Crash Victims
The men paid themselves inflated wages, while Indonesian authorities also investigated the possibility that money was funneled to Al-Qaeda.
Challenges for People with Disabilities at Workplaces
Many people with disabilities have trouble finding work. And those at work must face various hardships. Job opportunities for them at companies and government institutions still fall short.
We Met an All-Women Flogging Squad in Indonesia
Aceh, Indonesia’s only province with Sharia police, now has female floggers. “If the perpetrator is a woman, then the flogger should be a woman too.”
Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Station to Protest Indonesia's New Criminal Code
The bombing comes a day after the passage of a controversial ban on pre-marital sex, blasphemy, and the spreading of views counter to state ideology.
Sex Outside Marriage to Be Banned in Indonesia
Cohabitation before marriage, black magic and insulting the president will also be outlawed under a controversial new criminal code.