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Kate Lamb
For Kate Lamb's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Paian Siahaan, the 77-year-old father of Ucok Munandar Siahaan who went missing during the May 1998 riots, at his house in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, on Thursday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Feb 16, 2024
Indonesia's next president haunts father of missing activist
"We feel afraid, but I'm fighting for my son."
People walk past a billboard promoting Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia's defense minister and a presidential candidate, and his running mate, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who is the eldest son of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and current Surakarta's mayor, in Jakarta on Jan. 12.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 8, 2024
Generative AI faces major test as Indonesia holds election
Front-runner Prabowo Subianto is using AI tools to create campaign art, track social media sentiment, build interactive chatbots and target voters.
Desi Permatasari, 32, comforts her daughter, Sheena Almaera Maryam, 5, who was prescribed contaminated cough syrup last year in their home in Bogor, Indonesia.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2023
When children take toxic cough syrup — and live
In Indonesia, one of the places most impacted by the contamination, families struggle to care for survivors while taking action against those responsible.
People protest outside Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta in February 2021.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 5, 2023
Activists say Indonesian state weapons makers supplying Myanmar
Groups filed a complaint to Indonesia's human rights commission alleging that three state-owned arms makers had been selling equipment to Myanmar.
Southeast Asian officials at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 5, 2023
ASEAN leaders seek to assert bloc's relevance at annual summit
ASEAN is seeking to clarify its relevance as cracks emerge in its response to the conflict in Myanmar.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 21, 2022
Politics and Islam bring Indonesian compromise on criminal code
The so-called morality code is just one part of the legislative overhaul that the Indonesian parliament ratified this month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 4, 2022
Tear gas and locked gates led to Indonesian soccer stampede, spectators say
The use of tear gas, a crowd-control measure prohibited by world soccer governing body FIFA, has come under scrutiny.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 19, 2022
Climate-conscious independents could determine Australian election
Enraged by the lack of government action on climate change, the candidates are campaigning hard on environmental issues in the hope of appealing to moderate voters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 1, 2021
Beijing protested Indonesian drilling and military exercises in South China Sea
The unprecedented demand for oil and natural gas has elevated tensions between the two countries, but both have made attempts to play down the standoff.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2021
'Don't get sick': Indonesia's poor miss out on COVID-19 care
The pandemic has been a grinding descent toward poverty and hunger for many of the country's economically vulnerable.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 19, 2021
Outed by online campaign, children of Myanmar junta hounded abroad
Since the coup, some protesters have launched an online campaign to denounce family members and associates of the junta in Myanmar and beyond.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2020
In Indonesia, making of a mayor sparks talk of nation's newest dynasty
The political aspirations of the president's son have raised suspicions that the leader is forming a new dynasty to elbow its way in among Indonesia's old elites.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 20, 2020
An endless first wave: How Indonesia failed to control the virus
Only last week Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s maritime minister and close confidant of the country’s president, touted herbal mangosteen juice as a coronavirus remedy.

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