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VICE Votes

Election Season Is Boom Time for Indonesia's Exorcists

Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.15.19
mental health

Kids Keep Getting 'Possessed by Spirits' During Indonesia's High School Exams

Some schools are even employing exorcists to tackle the problem.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.4.19
pets

Video of Girl Brushing Crocodile’s Teeth Highlights Indonesia’s Exotic Pet Problem

In another video, the girl talcum powders its body.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
3.25.19
polygamy

Why People Keep Trying to Make a Dating App for Polygamists

It's all about mainstreaming an idea.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
9.22.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

Hanging With the Followers of a Doomsday Cult in Indonesia

According to a woman named Lia Aminuddin, a UFO will save only true believers.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.12.18
fried chicken

Indonesians are Getting Fried Chicken Delivered From Saudi Arabia

Why would anyone want a box of four-day-old fried chicken? I ordered some to find out.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
3.9.18
Corruption

Is Indonesia Really Winning the War on Corruption?

Not even close.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
12.19.17
The War on Drugs

The Body Count in Indonesia's Increasingly Brutal Drug War Keeps Rising

Nearly 100 suspected drug dealers have been gunned down during raids by police in the last year, a dramatic increase over last year's figures.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
11.23.17
immersion journalism

I Spent a Week Eating Nothing But Fried Chicken to See if You Really Can Have too Much of a Good Thing

Sometimes love hurts.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
8.11.17
LGBT

Indonesia's Anti-LGBT Crackdown Could Undermine the Fight Against HIV

A rise in homophobic sentiment is making it harder for healthcare workers to reach those in the country's LGBT community.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
8.9.17
The War on Drugs

Jokowi Raises the Stakes in Indonesia's War on Drugs

Human rights groups fear that Indonesia's tough talk might lead to a rash of Duterte-style killings.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.27.17
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Treasure Hunter

Gogo Kamargo dives for sunken treasure in the seas of Southeast Asia.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.19.17
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