Prejudice at the Polling Booth
When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…
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At dawn, Monday two weeks ago, Muhammad Syarif and more than 500 people—mostly Rohingyas from Myanmar and some Bangladeshis—reached the shore in Blang Geulumpang, Seunundon, North Aceh. They had been at sea for months. They were tired, hungry, and some of them were sick.