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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.