Ikhwan Hastanto

Penulis lepas, bermukim di Yogyakarta. 

indonesia

COVID Appears to Be Pushing Couples in Indonesia to Divorce

Several districts in Indonesia reported higher-than-usual filings for divorce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.26.20
indonesia

Indonesian Cops Jailed Over Acid Attack on Graft Investigator After Widely Panned Three-Year Probe

The officers who carried out the attack were given light sentences due to their claim that they didn't mean to leave the investigator blind in one eye.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.17.20
indonesia

Indonesian Family Forces 12-Year-Old Girl to Marry 45-Year-Old Man to ‘Repay a Favor’

Despite the government banning them, child marriages are still common in Indonesia, much to the detriment of the girls pressed into them.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.20
indonesia

Frenchman Found Dead in Jail Cell After Allegedly Molesting As Many As 300 Indonesian Minors

The scale of the alleged abuse is a grim reminder of Indonesia's apparent inability to protect its children against sexual predators.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.13.20
indonesia

Nine Female Cyclists in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh Were Tracked Down by Police For Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothes

The incident has dragged the province's controversial Sharia-based dress code back into the spotlight. As for the riders' offending garb? Long-sleeved shirts and dark slacks.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.7.20
indonesia

Indonesia's House of Representatives Dropped an Anti-Sexual Violence Bill

The proposed law, a deputy commissioner said, was "too difficult to discuss."
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.3.20

Why Do Indonesians Keep Taking Back the Bodies of COVID-19 Patients by Force?

It has to do with cultural expectations, for one thing, and stigma, for another, but some say the government could also stand to be a little more flexible.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.19.20
Coronavirus

Fearing a Post-COVID Baby Boom, Indonesia Is Making a Lot of Noise About Contraception. Literally.

Amid a substantial drop in the use of birth control since the onset of the pandemic, Indonesian authorities are taking to the streets to remind people to use contraceptives.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.16.20
extremism

Why Are So Many Suspected Indonesian Terrorists Moonlighting As Meatball Soup Hawkers?

The beloved street food bakso is a hit with young and old alike—and, as it turns out, with suspected extremists looking to lay low.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.12.20