Tempo English Weekly

Monday, January 08, 2018

Burying the Ghost of Communism

The seven-year sentence demanded for Heri Budiawan alias Budi Pego, an environmental activist in Banyuwangi, is truly unjust. This resident of Sumber Agung village in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java was only exercising his right to protest and reject the development of a gold mine owned by Damai Suksesindo on Tumpang Pitu Mount in April 2017, when he was arrested on charges of spreading communism.

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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.