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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Undocumented Abused and Enslaved

Of the many heartbreaking reports that appear on the public radar, one is about the tens of thousands of Indonesians working aboard foreign fishing boats. Their tragic condition should be a stark reminder of the government"s responsibility to its people. It should also serve to remind us that our nation is still unable to provide its citizens with decent jobs, and worse, it is negligent about protecting them when they…

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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.