This is no ordinary game. This is part of an effort to uncover the figures and networks that run the coal business in Indonesia. Do you know who they are?
Viriya has experience in covering a wide range of issues in including energy, mining, macroeconomics and politics for various media organisations including Bloomberg News and The Jakarta Post. In 2015 he wrote the book Cramming Jakarta: The Center and Periphery in Reportage Collection. He recently joined Project Multatuli as staff writer.
Unearthing Indonesia’s 10 biggest coal oligarchs
The coal business has been booming since the early 1990s. Indonesia’s coal production rose from a mere 13 million tons in 1991 to more than 606 million tons in 2021. Who gets the biggest share?
Triptych from the burning land
A documentary film on artisanal coal mining in Muara Enim, South Sumatera, Indonesia.
Life and death in Muara Enim, Indonesia’s “dirty energy barn”
In Muara Enim, Indonesia, not only is coal mining not going away, it’s the only livelihood many people know. Meanwhile, a state-backed coal company hardly tolerates locals’ artisanal mines.
In coal-hungry Indonesia, dirty fuels are made ‘renewable’
Indonesia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060 but the country is still heavily dependent on dirty energy, and policies are not friendly to the development of renewable energy.