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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Making Do on Small Plots of Land

Scores of men were stretched out along the sidewalk on the flyover above the Jagorawi toll road. Not far from the Jambore Camping Area in Cibubur, East Jakarta, last week, they sat on old plastic banners. Some slept with sarongs covering half of their bodies and faces. Hoes and shovels were lined up next to them.

Those men can be found there morning, noon, and night. "Yes, we sit…

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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.