Category Archive: People

Domestic violence became illegal in Indonesia in 2004

    From 2010 to 2013, over 10,000 men in six countries across Asia and the Pacific were interviewed using the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence household survey on men’s perpetration… Continue reading

Freedom Flotilla

A three-vessel Freedom Flotilla carrying some 50 West Papuan and indigenous Australian protesters bound for the restive Indonesian territory of West Papua began its voyage from Queensland, Australia, this past week—to the dismay… Continue reading

Becoming Indonesian… again

An official at the Foreign Ministry said the country was experiencing more “positive” developments toward recognition of dual citizenship. Wahid Supriyadi, head of the foreign ministry’s diaspora unit, said Friday that the new… Continue reading

Eighteen dead as Indonesia bus plunges into river

Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday when a bus plunged into a river as it returned from a church outing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, police said. The bus was… Continue reading

University Students Consider Selling Kidneys to Cover School Costs

Five students studying at Brawijaya University’s Faculty of Social and Political sciences have offered to sell their kidneys in a desperate attempt to pay for their school costs and continue their studies. Protesting… Continue reading

what happens in Brazil could strike Indonesia

Brazil’s Congress has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that was a key grievance of protesters who took to streets across the country. Demonstrators had argued PEC 37, which would have limited the power… Continue reading

The next big thing… is you

Poor nutrition and growing levels of obesity are taking a toll on the health of Indonesians, experts warn, as an increasing number of people consume fast food and lead sedentary lifestyles. In recent… Continue reading

Papua and Papua talk to each other

Papua New Guinea’s Ministry of State Enterprises and Investment is eyeing joint projects with Indonesia as a way of promoting economic growth in the border area, Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reports. A Ministry… Continue reading

Freeport mining disaster leads to blackout

The government of Indonesia ordered US-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) Monday to shut all operations in Papua province for three months, while it completes a probe into a series of recent… Continue reading

The infrastructure of poverty

Indonesia has experienced relatively high economic growth for almost a decade, but the question remains why has this high growth not been followed by a rapid improvement in social welfare? Many scholars have… Continue reading

Universal healthcare, more universal for some

The nationwide healthcare plan and the Jakarta pilot scheme has caught the attention of the private sector, which senses an opportunity to tap into demand for better health services from Indonesia’s rapidly growing… Continue reading

Angelina Magdalena Ticoalu

Emancipation of women could be realistic, when a woman is supposed to explore the world of sports is intended for men. One example is Angelina Magdalena Ticoalu who chose billiards as a way of… Continue reading