politics

Election 2019
Election 2019

I'm a Gay Man and I'm Not Voting in Indonesia's 2019 Election

This time, I refuse to choose the lesser of two evils.
Amahl S. Azwar
3 days ago
Election 2019
Election 2019

Is Indonesia Ready for Jokowi vs. Prabowo, the Sequel?

After a drama-filled 24 hours, we're finally ready to start the presidential campaign season.
VICE Staff
8.9.18
Indonesia elections
Indonesia elections

Want a Cleaner Government? Here's What You Can Do to Keep Corrupt Officials Away From the Elections

There are more than 200 corrupt officials who want to run in the legislative race, despite a new rule barring them from politics. Here's how to find them and get them out.
Yvette Tanamal
8.2.18
poverty
poverty

Poverty Isn't Decreasing, Indonesia's Official Poverty Line Is Just Too Low

The government says you're not "poor" if you can afford to spend more than $0.76.
Adi Renaldi
7.23.18
entertainment
entertainment

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Still the Greatest Troll Alive

Even in the era of hoaxes, fake news, and extremism, 'Who Is America?' comes across as brutal and hilarious.
Eve Peyser
7.18.18
Sex
Sex

Indonesia's Orgasm Activist Wants Her Country to Talk Frankly About Sex

With her book, 'The O Project', Firliana Purwanti is on a one-woman mission to shake up her conservative country.
Cristiana Bedei
7.18.18
activism
activism

Is the World Cup Actually Changing Russian Society?

Nadya from Pussy Riot reports.
Nadya Tolokonnikova
7.17.18
Views My Own
Views My Own

Indonesia Offers to Roll Out the Red Carpet for North Korea's Kim Jong Un While Siti Aisyah Sits In Jail

Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian citizen, still faces the death penalty in Malaysia for her alleged role in an assassination Kim may have ordered.
Adi Renaldi
7.5.18
To Hell And Back
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly
7.2.18
Indonesia elections
Indonesia elections

Papua's Elections Were a Tense, Confusing Mess and They're Still Not Over

Shootings, heavy security, and poor weather were only a few of the issues with the race for governor in Papua.
Febriana Firdaus
Agus Pabika
6.29.18
Indonesia elections
Indonesia elections

One of Indonesia's Most-Powerful Political Dynasties Just Lost In South Sulawesi

Is this the end of the Limpo dynasty in South Sulawesi? Probably not.
VICE Staff
6.27.18
Indonesia elections
Indonesia elections

Djarot's Big Second Chance Ends In Defeat In North Sumatra

Rival Edy Rahmayadi won the governor's race with a stunning 17 percent lead, according to quick count results.
Aisyah Llewellyn
6.27.18