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Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.
Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.
It is estimated that about a million songbirds from Sumatra, including some protected species, have been smuggled off the island over the past year. The lucrative nature of this business threatens the populations of a number of bird species as well as the balance of the ecosystem. It is suspected that this smuggling involves authorities from a number of institutions. Tempo made this report in cooperation with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.
The East Java Attorney General’s Office is investigating suspected wrongdoing in the importation of 69 containers of textiles through Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya. The names of two members of the House of Representatives have come up amid the preliminary investigation.
Having established the Animal Defenders Indonesia Foundation in 2011, Doni Herdaru Tona tries to rescue stray dogs and cats from abuse.
Crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar is often smuggled in by Taiwanese fishermen. National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has identified the ships used for this purpose since 2017, but their names are frequently changed to cover the traffickers’ tracks.
Taiwanese drug smuggler networks supply nartoctics to Indonesia using fishing boats with falsified documents. Operating as far as Australia’s western coast, they make use of undetected small piers and uninhabited islets near the Riau Islands. This investigation report is the collaborative work of Tempo magazine, Taiwan media The Reporter, Tempo Institute and Free Press Unlimited.