Hell on High Waters
Tens of thousands of Indonesian shipping crews are believed to be victims of human trafficking and enslavement on Taiwanese ships. They generally work on vessels sailing on international waters. They have no legal documents and their recruiting agents in Indonesia are not registered with the Transportation Ministry. As a result, they are not officially listed as migrant workers in Indonesia nor in Taiwan, where their ships originate from.
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.