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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat: Battling for a Basuki Win

During the Gue 2 Concert held in Senayan, Central Jakarta, two weeks ago, many people dressed in black formed a line to welcome Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and Djarot Saiful Hidayat to the stage. That day, the campaign was livened by many celebrities hailing from the Indonesian capital.

This group in black was the Brigade Beringin, which was formed by the Jakarta branch of the Golkar Party. Together with…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.