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Shuffling Ministers

A cabinet reshuffle is reportedly imminent. The Palace has been dangling ministerial posts to gain political support from parties in the parliament.

Managing the Haj Fund

The Haj Funds Management Agency must be careful when managing those funds. Transparency is everything.

Not Salty Enough

Nobody has come up with a sensible and practical solution to the salt shortage problem. The government should stop obsessing with self-sufficiency.

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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.