Indonesians, living overseas like me, were astonished on 11 April 2019, by the discovery of pre-marked ballots in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, facing Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a rematch, is widely expected to win a second term when Indonesians go to the polls.
Former Gen. Prabowo Subianto backed by firebrand Islamic clerics and nationalists face stiff competition with incumbent President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
Mugiyanto remembers how the event that nearly cost him his life unfolded in March 1998.At that time, he was a 25-year-old student at Gajah Mada University.
A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo’s big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing.
Indonesia’s Judiciary Commission should review the prosecution of Saidah Saleh Syamlan for criminal defamation in the Surabaya district court.
Arrest of Indonesian rights activist, member of Amnesty International Indonesia, and Jakarta State University lecturer, is reminder of authoritarian past.
Facebook says it will not allow foreign-funded advertisements for an upcoming presidential election in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy.
Indonesian forest fires through peat land, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there’d been no fires for several years.
An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site.