FUEL PRICE RISES IN INDONESIA: A CHALLENGE TO STAY THE COURSE by Max Lane”

“Apart from the ongoing student demonstrations, which have been organised by both conservative and progressive student groups, the rhetoric of political parties outside of the formal government coalition has been oppositional. On 6 September, the Justice and Welfare Party (PKS) staged a walk-out of a parliamentary sitting protesting the price rises. Student groups connected to the PKS […]

Indonesia’s New Workers Party: Ambiguity in Labour Politics by Max Lane

The formation of a new Workers Party backed by the country’s labour unions signifies a new trend in Indonesian politics. In August 2021, a new Workers Party (Partai Buruh, PB) was formed. The structure of the party was formalised through a congress in October 2021. For union confederations, 50 trade union federations and a women’s fishermen and […]