A boy’s struggle to find his way in Indonesia

A boy’s struggle to find his way in Indonesia

By Jonathan Thatcher WEST JAVA, Indonesia – Rizki doesn’t have a job. A high school graduate, he’s what my mother would have called “a nice young man” — well spoken, polite and conservatively dressed. He’s also too short. He may look of average height and be in...
Indonesia’s president risks becoming bystander

Indonesia’s president risks becoming bystander

By Jonathan Thatcher Indonesia, the world’s third biggest democracy, sparked an international outcry with last month’s mass executions of convicted drug traffickers, most of them foreigners. At home, however, President Joko Widodo’s refusal to cave in to foreign...
Author: Jonathan Thatcher