Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Anies’ Politics in Jakarta

Governor Anies Baswedan may be trying to make the capital more friendly for the poor. But it should be more than just rhetoric.

Dangerous Policies from the Past

Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has issued some controversial decisions. This could endanger democracy.

Glutinous Rice Commotion

The Minister of Trade and the Minister of Agriculture are at odds about sticky rice imports. The government has no valid data.

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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.