Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Breaking the Human Trafficking Chain

Brokers in Malaysia play an important role in the trafficking of illegal workers from Indonesia. The embassy in Kuala Lumpur must not stand idly by.

Excessive Gubernatorial Instructions

Citing the goal of self-sufficiency, the West Sumatra governor is forcing farmers to plant rice again right after their harvest, potentially igniting conflicts.

Reducing Bank Fraud

Poor oversight has left banks vulnerable to fraud committed by their staff. Public trust is at stake.

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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.