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Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83

Sep 12, 2019 - 1:25 AM

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie dies at a military hospital in the capital after suffering from heart failure

HABIBIE. This file photo shows former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie waving to supporters as he sits with the audience to hear US President Barack Obama deliver his keynote speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on November 10, 2010. File photo by Barbara Walton/Pool/AFP

Indonesian dictator's son Tommy Suharto to run for office

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Tommy Suharto wants to represent the eastern province of Papua, a region annexed by his father in the late 60's following a UN-backed referendum widely criticized as a sham

TOMMY SUHARTO. This file photo taken on October 28, 2014 shows Tommy Suharto, son of late Indonesian strongman Suharto, attending the 50th anniversary celebration of the Golkar Party at the Jakarta international expo pavillion. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Analyst warns Duterte: Expect protests during Indonesia visit

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:57 PM

As a democracy we are mindful of human rights The way of vigilantism is not acceptable here

EXPECT PROTESTS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to arrive in Indonesia on September 8 from the ASEAN Summit in Laos. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Burying a dictator: How other countries did it

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Many countries have struggled with reconciling a dictator’s burial with their history

Ex-general linked to human rights abuses is new security minister

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Wiranto named to the powerful post in a cabinet reshuffle is among senior officers indicted by United Nations prosecutors over gross human rights abuses during the 24 year occupation of tiny East Timor

NEW SECURITY MINISTER. Wiranto, a controversial former general is the new security minister of Indonesia. Photo by EPA

Indonesia found 'guilty of genocide in 1965'

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:16 PM

The decision of the judges does not bear any practical effect on those accused as it is not a criminal court but it is a bi for survivors and families of victims who have not been compensated

TUNTUTAN JAKSA. Uli Parulian Sihombing (sebelah kanan) tengah membacakan tuntutan Jaksa dalam sidang IPT yang digelar di Belanda. Foto oleh Rika Theo/Rappler

Hasil IPT 65: Indonesia harus bertanggung jawab terhadap pelanggaran tindak HAM

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Pengadilan Rakyat Internasional IPT 1965 mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia agar meminta maaf kepada korban

TUNTUTAN JAKSA. Uli Parulian Sihombing (sebelah kanan) tengah membacakan tuntutan Jaksa dalam sidang IPT yang digelar di Belanda. Foto oleh Rika Theo/Rappler

Indonesian defense minister: 'We don't hate communists'

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:37 PM

Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says the military does not hate communists but urged vigilance

'BE VIGILANT.' Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says Indonesia must remain vigilant against communists. File photo by EPA

Rodrigo Duterte: Whom should he emulate?

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:54 PM

In today’s world great leadership is about acknowledging the limits of power and accordingly pursuing necessary reforms within the coordinates of possibilities Not making grandiose and unrealistic promises

PRESIDENT-ELECT. Rodrigo Duterte listens to questions at a news briefing in Davao City weeks before he assumes the presidency. Photo by Ritchie Tongco/EPA

Ex-military general: Massacre victims 'deserved to die'

Jun 02, 2016 - 4:27 PM

His comments were greeted with applause by the hundreds attending the event

ANTI-COMMUNISTS. Anti-communist poster reads 'Crush the PKI from the motherland!!!' Photo from the Joint Secretariat on '65/The Conversation

National hero bid for Indonesia's Suharto sparks anger

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:08 PM

I don t think this is right because Suharto is accused of having violated human rights during his regime

BACKLASH. Army general Suharto ruled Indonesia with an iron fist for more than three decades until he was toppled by popular protests in 1998. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Di mana netizen saat kerusuhan Mei 1998 terjadi?

May 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler bertanya kepada netizen: apa yang mereka ingat dari kerusuhan Mei 1998?

Memahami peristiwa Mei 1998 lewat peta

May 19, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Salah satu titik kerusuhan dan kekerasan kawasan Glodok merupakan yang terparah karena merupakan pusat dagang kaum Tionghoa

Apa yang perlu kamu tahu soal penculikan aktivis 1998

May 19, 2016 - 1:38 PM

24 aktivis dan mahasiswa diculik pada 1998 sebagian dari mereka kembali sebagian lagi hilang Satu ditemukan meninggal

Di mana kamu saat kerusuhan Mei 1998?

May 19, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Kerusuhan Mei 1998 membekas di ingatan tim redaksi Rappler Indonesia

18 Mei 1998, hari-hari menegangkan dimulai

May 18, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Ribuan mahasiswa menduduki Gedung DPR MPR Soeharto terbitkan Inpres semacam supersemar Ketua DPR MPR Harmoko menyarankan kepada Presiden Soeharto untuk mengundurkan diri

FOTO: Peringatan Tragedi Trisakti, 18 tahun kemudian

May 12, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Mahasiswa yang tewas di tempat adalah Elang Mulia Lesmana Heri Hertanto Hafidin Royan dan Hendriawan Sie

LINI MASA: Hari-hari jatuhnya Suharto

May 12, 2016 - 12:31 PM

4 mahasiswa Trisakti tewas pada 12 Mei 1998 hingga Suharto mundur pada 21 Mei 1998

Mass graves? Indonesian gov't forms team to probe sites

May 10, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The decision came after activists handed authorities a list of sites where they say some of those killed during the 1965 massacres were buried

HRW: It's time for Indonesia, US to tell the truth about the 1965 massacre

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Human Rights Watch says it is time for the Indonesian government and the United States to come clean about what happened 50 years ago which resulted in the death of at least 500 000 Indonesians

MASS KILLINGS. Activists put on trial the Indonesia government for the 1960s mass killings that massacred 500,000 people. Screenshot from official trailer of 'Act of Killing' on YouTube

As religious cults emerge in Indonesia, how should gov't deal?

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:39 AM

The Indonesian government should guarantee religious freedom to anyone including members of religious minorities Perpetrators of violence including those who attacked the Gafatar camp should be brought to justice

DIBAKAR. Seorang prajurit TNI menyaksikan permukiman eks-Gafatar yang dibakar massa di kawasan Monton Panjang, Mempawah Timur, Kalbar, Selasa (19/1). ANTARA/Jessica Helena Wuysang

Ben Anderson: A man who died in the country he loved

Dec 18, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Prominent scholar Ben Anderson s first and last love was Indonesia and at 79 he took his last breath in this country

Ben Anderson (left) died in Batu, Malang, in his sleep on December 13, 2015. Photo from Twitter

Melukis ketidakadilan terhadap perempuan korban kekerasan dan penindasan

Nov 26, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Seorang feminis menggunakan kanvas sebagai media kampanye untuk menolak segala bentuk kekerasan terhadap perempuan

Dewi Candraningrum dan beberapa lukisan para korban kekerasan seksual dan tragedi Mei'98. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

Indonesia VP dismisses tribunal on mass killings as ‘drama’

Nov 16, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla also reiterates the government s stance that it will not apologize for the mass killings

REPRESENTING INDONESIA. Vice President Jusuf Kalla shows his TPP guide to Rappler before he departs for APEC in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Activists put Indonesia gov't on trial for 1960s mass killings

Nov 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

At least 500 000 people died in the purge across the Southeast Asian archipelago that started after then General Suharto put down a coup on October 1 1965

MASS KILLINGS. Activists put on trial the Indonesia government for the 1960s mass killings that massacred 500,000 people. Screenshot from official trailer of 'Act of Killing' on YouTube

Mengapa kita perlu skeptis dan sinis pada Hari Pahlawan

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Memaknai kembali arti pahlawan Benarkah gelar pahlawan lebih dekat dengan peristiwa politis daripada peristiwa sejarah?

HARI PAHLAWAN. Prosesi pemakaman mantan Menteri Luar Negeri Ali Alatas di Taman Makam Pahlawan, Kalibata, Jakarta Timur, pada 12 Desember 2008. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesian literary festival cancels 1960s massacre events

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:34 PM

A statement on the festival website said the cancelations came after increased scrutiny from local authorities

Jokowi presidency: A year of disappointment

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:33 AM

The Indonesian people are tired of business as usual and they voted for Jokowi to bring change – but there hasn t been much change

DISAPPOINTING YEAR. Analysts agree President Joko Widodo has had a disappointing first year in power. Photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi won't apologize, Japan angry about railway bidding

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The President says the government won t apologize for the mass killings in the 1960s Japan is angered by Indonesia s ambiguous bidding process and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

'Indonesia must do more to provide justice for 1965 mass killing victims'

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Across Indonesia victims of the 1965 and 1966 events and their family members have been left to fend for themselves while those suspected of criminal responsibility walk free says Amnesty International

JUSTICE. Amnesty International says justice is needed for victims of the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia. Screenshot from Act of Killing trailer on YouTube

Indonesia wRap: 12 Agustus 2015

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Yayasan Supersemar milik Soeharto dituntut ganti rugi Rp 4 3 T misi baru PKS di bawah Sohibul Iman dan siapa penantang Risma di Surabaya?

Seorang artis melukis wajah mantan Presiden Soeharto setelah wafat pada 17 Januari 2008. Foto oleh Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesia court orders Suharto foundation to return $325 mn

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The Foundation was set up to provide university scholarships to children from poor families but the civil lawsuit alleged the Suharto family had used it to embezzle government money

Seorang artis melukis wajah mantan Presiden Soeharto setelah wafat pada 17 Januari 2008. Foto oleh Adi Weda/EPA

Death of Andal Ampatuan Sr not the end of clan rule in Mindanao

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The death of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr the alleged mastermind in the 2009 massacre of 58 in Ampatuan town is not the end of his clan s hold on local politics says his son Sajid

MOURNING. Sultan Kudarat Gov Suharto Mangudadatu (R) covers his face as he pays his respects at the graveyard of the late Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. July 21, 2015 in Shariff Aguak town. Beside Mangudadatu are former Maguindanao Congressman Simeon Datumanong and Sajid Ampatuan. Photo by Jef Maitem / Rappler

Memanusiakan Sukarno

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Sukarno mengajarkan pada kita bahwa ide besar tidak harus berasal dari orang orang besar

Mantan Presiden Megawati Soekarnoputri berdiri di samping patung lilin ayahnya, mantan Presiden Sukarno, di Museum Madame Tussaud, Bangkok, 24 September 2012. Foto oleh EPA

Apa yang sebenarnya terjadi pada malam 20 Mei 1998?

May 20, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Buku ‘Dari Gestapu ke Reformasi’ ceritakan pengalaman si penulis yang ikut dalam sebuah rapat yang tentukan tata cara peralihan kekuasaan 21 Mei 1998 Apakah 6 tuntutan gerakan reformasi sudah dipenuhi?

Infografis Tragedi Mei 1998 oleh @sketsagram

IN PHOTOS: Indonesian integration in a medicine shop

Apr 11, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Marlina – a Muslim woman with expertise in Chinese medicine in Jakarta – is an inspiring example of genuine integration in Indonesia

Marlina, a 30-year-old Javanese woman, got interested in Chinese herbal medicine in 2010.

Apa kabar ASEAN pasca Soeharto dan Lee Kuan Yew?

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:48 PM

Sentimen siapa yang bakal menang siapa kalah mewarnai jelang berlakunya MEA 2015 Pertumbuhan ekonomi berhadapan dengan isu hak asasi manusia dan lingkungan hidup

Jokowi praised on economy, but criticized on human rights

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Jokowi s unapologetic stance against clemency for convicted drug peddlers earns criticism from human rights groups

INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT. Joko Widodo will mark his first 100 days in power on Tuesday, January 27, after elected as president of the world's largest Muslim-majority country in July 2014, following a meteoric rise from a childhood in a riverbank slum. File photo by EPA

How plywood started the destruction of Indonesia’s forests

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

From 1967 to 1970 logging concessions covering over 53 million hectares were virtually gifted to global logging companies

DEFORESTATION. Illegal logs seized by police in Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Breaking the silence around the 1965 Indonesian genocide

Oct 02, 2014 - 11:39 AM

The October 1965 massacre counts as one of the largest genocides after the Second World War yet no process of truth finding and reconciliation has taken place

HALF A DECADE AGO. Suharto at the funeral of 6 army generals on October 2, 1965. The general waged a relentless campaign to blame the Communist Party for the murders. Photo courtesy of the Department of Information of Indonesia/Wikimedia Commons

Indonesian Independence Day: Are we really free?

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Though the foreign colonialists have gone local oppressors have taken over They shout in the name of nationalism that we must own and manage our natural resources but for whose interests really?

The tenacity of Prabowo

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Indonesia s thrown into uncertainty as Prabowo and his rival 53 year old Joko Widodo both claim victory in the July 9 presidential elections sparking fears of potential violence

Jokowi, Prabowo and the ghosts of Indonesia's past

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Jokowi is no mythic leader In fact his bottom up approach to governance may at first slow down the way the bureaucracy works

Prabowo Subianto: You want a weak leader?

Jul 09, 2014 - 3:37 PM

To his critics Prabowo’s emphasis on strong leadership coupled with allegations of human rights abuses under the New Order regime of Suharto raised fears that his victory will cause an authoritarian reversal in Indonesia

Marcos, Prabowo and a failure of memory?

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:00 PM

With a possible Prabowo win and persistent talk of Bongbong Marcos for 2016 are Indonesia and the Philippines in danger of an authoritarian throwback?

'STRONG LEADER.' Suharto era general Prabowo Subianto says Indonesia needs a strong, decisive leader. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

The remaking of Prabowo

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Can a man who has acted without accountability in the past really change? If elected will he take democracy forward or is he the last gasp of Suharto’s New Order government?

GENERAL TO PRESIDENT? Will former special forces commander Prabowo Subianto make it? File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Indonesian presidential hopeful hit by abuse revelations

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:18 PM

My conscience is clean I m the strongest human rights defender in this republic Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto defends himself

PRESIDENTIAL RACE. Ex-general Prabowo Subianto now has a bigger coalition backing him than front-runner Joko Widodo. File photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Corruption, not Islam, key issue in Indonesia elections

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Political Islam is fading as corruption concerns rise for April 9 polls

Suharto nostalgia grows as Indonesia heads for elections

Mar 27, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Nostalgia for better times leads many in Indonesia to remember Suharto ahead of its upcoming elections

HOW ARE YOU BRO? In this photograph taken on March 9, 2014, a poster bearing the portrait of the late Indonesian dictator Suharto with a slogan "How are you bro? Still better in my time, no?" is displayed in Karanganyar town in central Java island. Anwar Mustafa/AFP

Meeting Pramoedya, seeing the past

Jul 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

I came to watch a play about an Indonesian author; I certainly got more than what I came for

THE STORY HIT HOME. I was reminded of the little-known historical facts I had lived through, of a revolution gone awry, of a purge that killed its own, and of the tortured and dead still needing to be acknowledged. Poster courtesy of Susan Quimpo