Selamat siang! Here is AIYA’s selection of the best reading on Indonesia and the Australia-Indonesia relationship to keep you informed and entertained over the weekend.

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In the news

Longer reads

  • The new edition of Inside Indonesia is focused on the theme of ‘Incarceration in Indonesia’. From squalid prison wards crowded with petty criminals to the luxury cells bought by corrupt businessmen, the profound problems of Indonesia’s prison system are rarely out of the media there. As usual, II has put together a terrific collection of articles exploring the topic.
  • Also at Inside Indonesia, the US political scientist Michael Beuhler reports on his research about one of the uglier aspects of Indonesia’s democracy: the rise of predatory family dynasties in local politics.


There are some unmissable events for Indonesia enthusiasts coming up soon: