Tempo English Weekly

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Human Bondage aboard Fishing Boats

Tempo and an independent publication from Taiwan, The Reporter, investigated cases of human trafficking and enslavement aboard fishing trawlers. There are tens of thousands of Indonesian crew members aboard Taiwanese fishing boats operating on international waters. Having no official documents, these seamen are not listed as migrant workers by both…

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Ruthless Recruiters and Regulatory Loopholes

Employment agencies hiring fishing boat crews in Indonesia are unlicensed and seamen fall prey to bureaucratic tussle between two ministries.

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Living by the Dock of the Bay

Indonesian crews live on board their ship at portside. They get their kicks visiting food stalls which remind them of home.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

From Kazanlak with Grenades

A meeting was held in the Unex Area Cargo building at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, Tuesday night last week. Its participants were from the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Directorate-General of Customs.

There were about 20 people in the room, including Chief of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Insp.