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The Political Horror of Jakarta's Election

AFTER the three pairs of Jakarta governor and deputy governor candidates, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni and Anies Rasyid Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno, registered with the Jakarta General Elections Commission, the political atmosphere in the capital has been in an uproar.

The…

Munir Documents Lost?

A written statement by Sudi Silalahi, former state secretary under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, was both shocking and embarrassing. According to Sudi, he never received the final report documents on the death of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib made by the fact-finding team (TPF).

The current state secretariat ministry's…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.