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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, 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.