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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Agriculture

Rice-Planting Acceleration Protested

The Padang Legal Aid Institute (LBH) has protested a circular letter on rice-planting acceleration issued by West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno. The institute believes that the letter can potentially rob farmers of their farmlands. "[The letter] strips farmers' rights over their own lands," said LBH Padang director Era Purnama Sari.

The circular letter numbering 521.1/1984/Distanhorbun/2017, dated March 6, contains directives for…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.