Max Walden

Max Walden is Southeast Asia Reporter at Asian Correspondent. He is interested in migration, democracy and religious issues.

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Xenophobia rears its ugly head on the streets of Jakarta

ARMED with a loudspeaker, the elderly protester offered to pay one billion Rupiah (US$76,900) to anybody who murdered Jakarta’s Chinese-Indonesian governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama during one of the politician’s...

Garuda Indonesia: A democratic success story

IN September, Indonesia’s state-run carrier Garuda Indonesia announced it would be expanding into the U.S. market with flights to begin in 2017. According to its spokesperson Benny S. Butarbutar, this...