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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Misery Around the Mines

The saying "a dead mouse in a barn full of rice" could be applied to Sumirah. In order to meet her daily needs, this resident of Lubuk Sawah village in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, must go into debt. This mother of four lost her main source of livelihood, which was farming, ever since her land was taken over by a coal mining company.

For the past 10 years, Sumirah has…

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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.