Articles by John McCarthy

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.

Film review: ‘Asimetris’

A provocative documentary examines the asymmetries of Indonesia’s oil palm boom, but leaves some difficult questions unaddressed.

Food and land: Indonesia’s prickly choice

Indonesia needs to urgently help the rural poor access food and maximise land use, argues John McCarthy.

A tough question for President Jokowi

The real test for Jokowi is ensuring food security for Indonesia's poor, writes John McCarthy.