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Combatting Malnutrition

Indonesia has made signifcant strides in reducing its level of poverty, however stunting still affects some 36 percent of its children, says a 2015 Global Nutrition Report. Malnutrition—the cause of stunting—is common among communities living below the poverty line, particularly in remote areas. In East Nusa Tenggara, the province with…

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Kiddie Nutritious Food

FOR Yeny Sunaria Haning, corn starch is not just good for making porridge or as a thickening agent for food. Mixed with breast milk, maizena or cornstarch becomes a supplementary food ingredient to help babies gain weight. "But the milk and corn starch mixture must be consumed regularly," said Yeny,…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.