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…
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.