Tempo English Weekly

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The Carnage of Public Effigies

STATUES and sculptures in public places have been met with fierce rejection in several spots of the country over the past few years. Groups have dismantled and burned down statues or requested for these ‘offending’ items to be covered up or relocated, citing idolatry and incompatibility with local culture.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Reclamation Project’s Dirty Deeds

Dozens of dump trucks crossed the bridge connecting Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) 1 and Island D in the Jakarta Bay on Sunday two weeks ago. The trucks were filled with dirt dug up from a construction site for an apartment building at PIK 1. The loads were used as landfill at several points on the man-made island.