Aisyah Llewellyn is a British freelance writer based in Medan, Indonesia. She is a former diplomat and writes primarily about Indonesian politics, culture, travel and food.
Indonesia: The rally of a community facing a coronavirus threat
A pluck of courage, the brashness of youth, and a little ingenuity – when authorities are slow to act, people step up.
Indonesia: the injustice system
Two recent cases show how rising intolerance and intimidation has a legal cost for minorities in the archipelago nation.
Sadly, again, Indonesia fails on transport safety
The country’s deadliest airline crash in two decades underscores the need to finally address an appalling record.
The dark side of the Asian Games
A costly gloss of glitz and glamour for Jakarta’s sports diplomacy cannot disguise some ugly challenges Indonesia faces.
Indonesia’s elections and the local result
Analysts should be wary of using regional elections as a guide for the 2019 presidential race.
Student politics: Indonesians confront China prejudice
Allegations of communist indoctrination of Indonesian students in China again shows the country’s struggle to reconcile tropes of the past.
Indonesia’s fishy furore
A policy of catching and destroying poachers’ boats has made a celebrity of the Fisheries Minister.
Punitive measures: Indonesia’s new draft criminal code
Talk of criminalising homosexual acts and prison terms for adultery has many Indonesians worried.