Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Slavery at a Bird Nest Factory

On a Sunday in late February, four head-scarved young women ate ravenously at the Rasa Utara Restaurant in the Berjaya Times Square Mall in Kuala Lumpur. They devoured sweet and sour tofu, bean sprouts, sausages and chicken nuggets. "I haven't eaten since morning," said Sundarinot her real name. "The company does not give us breakfast on Sundays."

Sundari said the four women would sometimes only eat rice with tempe…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.