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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ruthless Recruiters and Regulatory Loopholes

Despite never having stepped foot on a boat, Arofiqun was determined to become a seaman aboard a foreign fishing boat. In his Central Java hometown of Magelang, the 30-year-old man had been working in a garment factory. I wanted to try new work. Who knows, maybe I could succeed at it," he said, last December.

He went to the office of Jangkar Jaya Samudera in Pemalang, not from Magelang,…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.