Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) shake hands during a debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 February 2019. EPA/Adi Weda

Incumbent Jokowi wins over Prabowo in Indonesia’s second presidential debate: experts respond

The Chinese-funded Madura Toll Bridge was built to connect industrial zones between Surabaya and Madura. But the planned development of industrial zones at both ends of the bridge has never been realised. www.shutterstock.com

Infrastructure

How Indonesia can avoid pitfalls of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China is keen to invest in Indonesia's infrastructure. But before signing any new, Indonesia must be certain that new physical infrastructures financed with debt will not be in vain
Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (second left) and Prabowo Subianto (second right) greet each other at the debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 January 2019. Adi Weda/EPA

Presidential election

Both Indonesia’s presidential candidates – Jokowi and Prabowo – fail to show commitment to eradicate corruption in latest debate

No concrete measures to eradicate corruption were offered by the two candidates – Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto – in the latest presidential debate.
Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) shakes hand with Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 January 2019. Adi Weda/EPA

Human rights

Either Jokowi or Prabowo, Indonesia’s future in human rights enforcement remains bleak

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may claim that he is not a human rights offender like his rival, Prabowo Subianto, but his track record during his tenure may indicate otherwise.
Armed members of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps guard a gate of the brigade headquarters in Depok last May after several police officers were injured during a riot involving detained terrorists. Adi Weda/EPA

Terrorism

Latest research rejects claims by Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo and Jokowi that money can solve terrorism

Recent research in 59 Indonesian prisons found that providing economic incentives to start a new life is not an effective approach to quelling radical terrorist inmates.
People takes selfies with their mobile phones near the ruins of earthquakes in Palu Central Sulawesi last October. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Self

Why we shouldn’t take selfies at disaster-affected areas

Taking selfie at disaster sites is so wrong at many levels. Not only it poses risks but the action also indicates mental issues
Girls who marry early have limited education, health and income-earning opportunities. www.shutterstock.com

Child marriage

Will Indonesia act to end legal child marriage?

In Indonesia, one in four girls marry before the age of 18. It's hoped a Constitutional Court ruling will spell the end of child marriages.
Marsha Timothy (right), who plays Marlina, with fellow actress Dea Panendra in Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts. The film was the big winner at the 2018 Indonesian Film Festival. Cinesurya

Cinema

Coming soon in 2019, a year to watch in Indonesian cinema

Indonesian films are of a quality that rivals the best in the world. 2019 will therefore be a year in cinema to watch.
A coral reef in Chagos, British Indian Ocean Territory, experiencing catastrophic bleaching in 2015. Anderson B. Mayfield

Climate change

Are reef corals stressed or just pessimistic?

A coral biologist sampled corals from the most remote reaches of the Indo-Pacific and discovered that all of them show signs of stress.
The impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh on December 26 2004. Frans Delian/Shutterstock

Disaster management

Why, 14 years after the Aceh tsunami, ‘smong’ should be part of the Indonesian vocabulary

Making the word smong part of the Indonesian vocabulary does not mean removing the word tsunami. Smong should be a source of pride in how local knowledge protects us from disaster.
Residents takes pictures near the ruins of a house at Betobo village in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 11 2018. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Disaster

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas?

Earthquakes and tsunami in Indonesia this year did not only leave a deep sorrow. It made us rethink the relationship between humans, technology and nature in Indonesia.

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