Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Prejudice at the Polling Booth

Tim Mann*

When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Shell Company in the Seychelles

Over a dozen unfinished columns of reinforced concrete stood erect at the steam-powered power plant (PLTU) 2 project site in Tanjung Gundul, West Kalimantan last week. There was no sign of construction activity at the 45-hectare complex. Some of the steel from the unfinished support columns was rusty.