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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Living by the Dock of the Bay

The Indo Express shop gets busy at night. One by one, customers with tanned complexions gather in front of a store selling Indonesian food, such as instant noodles and peyek (a deep-fried savory cracker). After buying their goodies, they hang out in front of the store and chat in Javanese. A cold wind was blowing that Thursday night three weeks ago.

These people are Indonesian migrants (TKI) mingling…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Human Bondage aboard Fishing Boats

Mualip showed Setiawan three video clips of his dead cousin Supriyanto, a few days before his family received his body on September 27, 2015. As if hypnotized by the visuals on his cellular phone, Setiawan asked Mualip not to show them to anyone. "I was worried that those pictures would upset my relatives, as Supriyanto"s body still had not arrived," Setiawan told Tempo, in early December a year later.