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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesians Can Live Up to Six Years Less Due to Air Pollution, New Study Finds

Those handy face masks aren’t enough to deter the worst effects of Indonesia’s air pollution.
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Menelusuri Kratom

An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine

“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
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Ricuh Pemilu 2019

People Power? Not so Fast: Making Sense of Jakarta's Post-Election Chaos

Provocateurs, mysterious "commanders," and clashes in the streets of Central Jakarta—the protests and ensuing riots left us with more questions than answers.
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Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste Is Fighting for LGBTQ Rights

The nation of Timor-Leste is predominantly Roman Catholic. Yet it’s leading a fight for LGBTQ rights in a part of the world where such rights are increasingly under attack.
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Indonesia Is Home to the Most Climate Change Deniers in the World

Experts say the lack of education and focus on religion are reasons why many Indonesians don't believe in global warming.
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People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group

The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?
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VICE Votes

Tribal Leaders, Not Individuals, Will Shape the Election in Papua

In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.
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It's Been Two Weeks Since the Lion Air Crash, Here's What We've Learned

Still so many unanswered questions.
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Indonesia is Arresting More Terrorists Than Ever Before, and That's Creating a Huge Problem

Over-crowded prisons are about to get even more packed.
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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nearly 300 Crocodiles Slaughtered in West Papua After Someone Got Eaten

Revenge killing.
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Appreciating the Amazingly Tacky Aesthetics of 80s East Asian Pop Cassettes

Rediscovering the pastel-hued albums of yesterday.
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So Bored Today

'Pokémon Go​' Is Still a Big Deal in Indonesia

When die-hard players gotta catch 'em all, they mean it.
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