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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whose Land is This?

Economic disparity between rich and poor in Indonesia over the past decade has increased rapidly compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Economic growth during that time, according to a World Bank report, has been enjoyed by the top 20 percent of the richest citizens. Indonesia belongs to them.

2014: Consumption 10% wealthiest= consumption 54% poorest

2002 : Consumption 10% wealthiest= consumption 42% poorest

10%: of the…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.