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Monday, December 04, 2017

Freeing the Bayan from Administrative Shackles

No mushrik may pass this exam. These words, uttered by someone 10 years ago, have stayed with Renadi, now 35. A ‘mushrik’ is an idolater or a polytheist, someone who does not belief in monotheism.

It was Renaldi’s lecturer at the Hamzan Wadi Teacher Training and Education Institution in Selong, East Lombok, who said these hurtful words. Renaldi at the time was writing a thesis on the Taeq…

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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.