While rich and poor countries grapple with the new medical threat known as Zika, Indonesia for decades has had to deal with other kinds of zoonotic diseases, like rabies and anthrax. Since the late 1990s, rabies has killed more than 200 people in East Nusa Tenggara province. This year alone,…
Gorontalo Regency recorded its first case of anthrax in 2012. The disease has since become an epidemic. The government and communities are working together to eliminate anthrax.
The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.
Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.