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…
Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.