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Monday, February 12, 2018

Indonesia’s Deadliest ER

Sepi Boma looked haggard. He said that he had only slept a few hours over the past week. During that time, the 18-year-old student watched over Simon Boma, 23, his older brother who was being treated at the Abepura Regional General Hospital (RSUD). When Tempo visited the morgue at RSUD Abepura in early October last year, Simon was already laid out in a coffin. Sepi would occasionally go to the…

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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.