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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Under The Shadow of Disparity

Indonesian President Joko Widodo seemingly never tires of discussing economic disparity. Over the past year, he has repeatedly highlighted problems of inequality. At the Presidential Palace, last week, Jokowi again conveyed the importance of the government taking measures to reduce disparity.

This can be done, according to Jokowi, by distributing land to traditional community groups and Islamic boarding schools, as well as expediting land certification. By having land…

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Monday, February 05, 2018

LGBT's Caught Up in Election Pandering

Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.