You have 1 free article for this week. Get
4 free articles after Register.
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.
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.
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.