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Customs has exposed the smuggling of tens of Harley-Davidson motorcycles over the Indonesia-Timor Leste border. Investigators have only charged a truck driver. This reporting was done through cooperation between Tempo, the Tempo Institute, and Free Press Unlimited.
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Regions are sprucing up; aiming to become halal tourism destinations that cater to travelers from Malaysia and Middle Eastern nations.
Lake Toba is being polluted by organic pollutants mixed with feed pellets used in floating fish net cages. A large company which has been operating for two decades is being implicated.
Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman
What can be said about the current phenomenon of artists embarking on the religion wagon or hijrah: is it a religious awakening in the entertainment world, or merely using religion as a marketing tool? Changing religion from something spiritual to a tempting commodity?
SHOES were all the talk. This was Jakarta in the early 20th century. To be precise: shoes were the talk, European schools, Dutch students, non-Dutch students, and behind it all, colonialism.