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Indonesia Opens Trial Into Malang Stadium Disaster
January 17, 2023

Indonesia Opens Trial Into Malang Stadium Disaster

By Sebastian Strangio
Five individuals are accused of "criminal negligence" for their alleged roles in the crowd crush, which took the lives of 135 spectators.

Why Can’t a Nation of 276 Million People Field a Decent Soccer Team?
December 20, 2022

Why Can’t a Nation of 276 Million People Field a Decent Soccer Team?

By William Yuen Yee
Despite the Indonesian public's passion for the world game, the "Red and White" have consistently under-performed on the global stage.
They Survived A Devastating Earthquake. Now The Real Challenges Begin.
December 15, 2022

They Survived A Devastating Earthquake. Now The Real Challenges Begin.

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Indonesia's recent earthquake has faded from the headlines, but the challenges of reconstruction might last for years.

Indonesian Security Forces Responsible for Dozens of Extrajudicial Killings, Rights Group Says
December 13, 2022

Indonesian Security Forces Responsible for Dozens of Extrajudicial Killings, Rights Group Says

By Sebastian Strangio
In its annual human rights report, the organization KontraS documented 72 cases of unlawful killings by police and military personnel.

The Malang Tragedy: What It Reveals About Indonesian Politics
November 18, 2022

The Malang Tragedy: What It Reveals About Indonesian Politics

By Rizal Ramli
The recent tragedy at Kanjuruhan Stadium reflects a much larger question of power and accountability.

Police Accountability in the Spotlight After Indonesian Stadium Stampede
October 04, 2022

Police Accountability in the Spotlight After Indonesian Stadium Stampede

By Sebastian Strangio
Will the deadly stadium stampede in East Java prompt prompt genuine reform within the National Police?

The Scandal at Indonesian Charity Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)
July 19, 2022

The Scandal at Indonesian Charity Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)

By James Guild
An investigation by the news magazine Tempo highlights the importance both of a free media and an empowered financial watchdog.
Indonesia Seizes Land Owned by Suharto Son’s Company
November 05, 2021

Indonesia Seizes Land Owned by Suharto Son’s Company

By Niniek Karmini
The confiscation was part of government attempts to recover the outstanding debt of PT Timor Putra Nasional, a carmaker owned by Tommy Suharto.

COVID-19 Testing Scam Hits Indonesian Airport
May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Scam Hits Indonesian Airport

By Harsh Mahaseth
Those involved have gained as much as $125,000 from washing and reusing nasal test swabs.

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?
January 26, 2021

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?

By James Guild
Corruption within state-run enterprises threatens to tarnish the country's mixed development model.

Awards for Indonesian Judges Raise Conflict of Interest Questions
December 07, 2020

Awards for Indonesian Judges Raise Conflict of Interest Questions

By Richard Borsuk
The awards, along with recent high-level corruption arrests, have spurred a rare discussion of conflict of interest in Indonesia.
Another Indonesian Minister Detained on Bribery Charges
December 07, 2020

Another Indonesian Minister Detained on Bribery Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
Juliari Batubara is the fourth serving or former minister of President Joko Widodo's government to be arrested for corruption.

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