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migrant labor
migrant labor

A Ban on Sending Migrant Workers to Malaysia Won't Fix Anything

We need jobs at home, not a moratorium that will push even more vulnerable Indonesians into the arms of people smugglers.
Adi Renaldi
16 hours ago
freedom of speech
freedom of speech

This Street Satirist Refuses to Let Efforts to Outlaw Criticism of the Government Silence Him

The Indonesian government just passed a law that can criminalize its critics. For Andrew Lumban Gaol, a street artist and activist, it's a new challenge.
Adi Renaldi
a day ago
terrorism
terrorism

Indonesia's Special Counter-Terrorism Squad Has an Accountability Problem

Nearly 100 alleged terrorists have died under Densus 88's watch in the past decade, and experts say it's no coincidence.
Adi Renaldi
2 days ago
terrorism
terrorism

The Solution to Deradicalize Convicted Terrorists In Indonesia Is a Cliché

Education is still the answer, according to a new study.
Adi Renaldi
3 days ago
illegal business
illegal business

Welcome to Ngembe, the Firecracker Capital of Indonesia

This small village in East Java produces the majority of fireworks found in the country.
Asad Asnawi
3 days ago
Weekend Recommendations
Weekend Recommendations

You Need to Listen to So Much Music and Do Literally Everything This Weekend

Make the most of the long weekend, folks.
VICE Staff
2.16.18
chinese new year
chinese new year

Behind the Chinese New Year Tradition of Burning 'Cars'

We reached out to Chinese Indonesian millennials about the traditions hold dear.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
Adi Renaldi
2.16.18
Music
Music

A Cold Wave Duo Teaches Us To Wallow in Gloom With 'Pure'

Listen to a new single from Malang-based band Ultraviolence.
Abdul Manan Rasudi
2.15.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Fear, and Defiance, In Aceh as Trans Women Come Under Attack

Authorities are arresting and forcibly shaving the heads of trans women detained in the latest anti-LGBTQ raids to hit Indonesia's only Shariah province.
Hendri Abik
2.15.18
music video
music video

Indonesia's Screamo Band Tells A Tale of Forbidden Love In New Single

Yogyakarta-based Last Kiss To Die of Visceroth dropped their new music video on the most romantic day of the year—and it's bleak.
Yudhistira Agato
2.14.18
beauty
beauty

All the Lipsticks You Need to Survive Valentine's Day

We want to kiss and tell, not kiss and reapply every 10 minutes.
Bunga Atikha
2.14.18
Music
Music

We Made a Playlist For Everybody Who's Celebrating Valentine's Day Alone

Indonesian pop music is so depressing, the government tried to ban it once.
Adi Renaldi
2.14.18