Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Despicable Somersaulting

The government's latest actions on the land reclamation project on the Jakarta Bay casts serious doubts on its commitment to protect the environment. Moreover, when it revoked the construction moratorium on the reclaimed islets C and D, the environment and forestry ministry showed an attitude more biased towards the interests of developers instead of the public's aspirations.

It all started in May 2016. At the time, the environment…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.