Patrick Tibke

Patrick Tibke is a Jakarta-based writer and a recent graduate of the Southeast Asian Studies program at SOAS, University of London. His interests include politics, human rights, labour rights and drug policy.

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Ex-Dolly sex workers face Papua witch hunt

At a distance of almost 2,000 miles from Surabaya, and with a human development index among the lowest of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, the faraway island of Papua would seem to...

Thailand steps up its dubious war on drugs

Last week, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a joint task force of 250 army and police personnel descended on 18 neighbourhoods throughout Bangkok, as part of a door-to-door...