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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, February 21, 2017

Which Candidates Will Get the Agus-Sylvi Votes?

The quick counts of five polling groups indicated that running mates in the Jakarta governor’s election, Agus Yudhoyono and Sylviana Murni were eliminated in the first round last week. In the upcoming April runoff election, the Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat ticket will face running mates Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno. Those who voted for Agus-Sylviana will determine the winner.