Tempo English Weekly

Monday, February 12, 2018

Anies’ Politics in Jakarta

After his first hundred days as Jakarta governor, it really feels as if Anies Baswedan wants to become the antithesis of his predecessor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. He has changed the function of thoroughfares to provide places for traders using carts known as kaki lima at Tanah Abang Market, and has invited the becak (pedicab) to return to the streets of the capital. Basuki’s reclamation policy has been completely abandoned.

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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.