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State Intelligence Agency’s swab tests are suspected to be inaccurate. Not all of the agency’s test results are reported to the Covid-19 task force and the health ministry’s research and development agency. Inaccurate test results may accelerate the virus’ transmission rate.
The sugarcane plantation owned by Djarum and Wings Indonesia is being accused of damaging and shutting off access to a location where followers of the Marapu conduct rituals in East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. Despite repeated reminders from a number of institutions, the regional government and company were unmoved. Local residents accuse the company of misrepresenting a traditional offering of money as compensation for land use. This coverage was done through collaboration of Tempo and Tempo Institute.
Sumba Faith Followers Cornered by Rulers
The opening of sugarcane plantations in East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, by Muria Sumba Manis (MSM), a company affiliated with the Djarum and Wings groups, sparked conflicts with some Marapu followers.
It is suspected that residents of East Sumba who came out against the activity of a sugarcane plantation have been criminalized. While a report on Muria Sumba Manis is not progressing.
Andy Yentriyani, Chair of National Commission on Violence against Women:
Covid-19 Call-Center Effectiveness Questioned
AN officer is checking the condition of the coral reef in Bangsring, Banyuwangi, East Java, Monday, September 21. The coral reef that was created by Bangsring fishermen in 2009 in the 15-hectare conservation area, today has become the habitat of various sea biota./ANTARA/Budi Candra Setya
WHAT does ‘roaming’ mean? In this time of pandemic isolation, ‘roaming’—which is always interesting, always full of problems, and thus constantly mentioned in literary imagination—is to leave a place and the past. Sometimes radically.