Tempo English Weekly


Healing Past Wounds

Ethnic, religious and political conflicts have plagued Indonesia time and again. In 2001, ethnic conflict erupted in Sampit, West Kalimantan. In 1998 and 2000, communal violence broke out in Poso, Central Sulawesi. In Papua, the Indonesian military and the Free Papua Movement fought causing citizens to suffer the consequences, including…

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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.