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Indonesia corruption

Indonesia’s Game-Changing Bid for OECD Membership

Indonesia’s Game-Changing Bid for OECD Membership

By Yopi Irianto Panut, Rio Kevin, and Aureishia Huang
Here are the three key areas that will be central to the country's bid to join the exclusive global economic club.

Former Indonesian Communications Minister Imprisoned for Accepting Bribes

Former Indonesian Communications Minister Imprisoned for Accepting Bribes

By Sebastian Strangio
Johnny G. Plate is accused of taking nearly $1.2 million in kickbacks related to the construction of thousands of telecoms towers in remote parts of the archipelago.
Indonesia’s Ex-Agriculture Minister Arrested on Accusations of Corruption

Indonesia’s Ex-Agriculture Minister Arrested on Accusations of Corruption

By Sebastian Strangio
Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who resigned from his position last week, is the sixth member of President Joko Widodo's cabinet to face graft charges since 2019.

Indonesian Money Laundering Case Harks Back To Asian Financial Crisis

Indonesian Money Laundering Case Harks Back To Asian Financial Crisis

By Aisyah Llewellyn
In Indonesia, money laundering is hard to prosecute. But in the case against disgraced tax official Rafael Alun Trisambodo, prosecutors have seemingly found an open and shut case.

Indonesian Communication Minister Arrested For Corruption

Indonesian Communication Minister Arrested For Corruption

By Sebastian Strangio
Johnny G. Plate has been accused of involvement in a telecoms procurement scheme that investigators say cost the state more than $500 million.

Defamation Trial Against Indonesian Activists Opens in Jakarta

Defamation Trial Against Indonesian Activists Opens in Jakarta

By Sebastian Strangio
Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti are on trial for defaming the powerful minister Luhut Pandjaitan by accusing him of conflicts of interest in relation to a Papuan mining operation.

Indonesia Opens Trial Into Malang Stadium Disaster

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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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