Taufik Darusman

Taufik Darusman is a Jakarta-based journalist who has written several books. His latest work is Periphery: Notes from the Sidelines on Post-reform Indonesia, available at quality bookstores.

Pilpres 2014

The July 9 Election: a Toss-up

One month before the July 9 presidential election day, a poll held by Kompas showed that about 40% of voters remain undecided. Not surprisingly, as voters mull between a...

In Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Race, Money is Not Everything

By late afternoon on July 11, the day Jakartans will be casting their votes, most of them will already have an idea who their next governor will be for the next five...