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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, 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.