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  • The Ants Against the Elephant
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    The Ants Against the Elephant

    It is suspected that residents of East Sumba who came out against the activity of a sugarcane plantation have been criminalized. While a report on Muria Sumba Manis is not progressing.

  • East Sumba Regent Gidion Mbilijora:  There are No Human Rights Violations
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    East Sumba Regent Gidion Mbilijora: There are No Human Rights Violations

    The opening of sugarcane plantations in East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, by Muria Sumba Manis (MSM), a company affiliated with the Djarum and Wings groups, sparked conflicts with some Marapu followers.

  • Sumba Faith Followers Cornered  by Rulers
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    Sumba Faith Followers Cornered by Rulers

    Hundreds of years ago, the tale said, a herder called Umbu Pala arrived at the Sumba shores. He settled down in the Yuara Ahu savanna, where his cattle grazed. There, he also set up a hamayang, or a place to pray.

  • Extracting Sweets from the Marapu
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    Extracting Sweets from the Marapu

    The sugarcane plantation owned by Djarum and Wings Indonesia is being accused of damaging and shutting off access to a location where followers of the Marapu conduct rituals in East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. Despite repeated reminders from a number of institutions, the regional government and company were unmoved. Local residents accuse the company of misrepresenting a traditional offering of money as compensation for land use. This coverage was done through collaboration of Tempo and Tempo Institute.

  • Special Treatment for Mining Firms’
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    Special Treatment for Mining Firms’

    People close to South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah are suspected of enjoying preferential treatment for getting licenses for sand mining businesses.

  • Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo:  The Pollution Has Been Serious
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    Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo: The Pollution Has Been Serious

    Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.

  • Arief Buntoro Dibyoseputro, Corporate Secretary of Rayon Utama Makmur:  There Are No Problems with Our Waste
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    Arief Buntoro Dibyoseputro, Corporate Secretary of Rayon Utama Makmur: There Are No Problems with Our Waste

    Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.

  • Booze River
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    Booze River

    Each dry season, Solo Regional Drinking Water Company’s (PDAM) Chief of Public Relations Bayu Tunggul Pamilih agitates.

  • Waste Runs Yonder
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    Waste Runs Yonder

    Industrial pollution at Bengawan Solo River has reached an alarming point. Of the 85 companies that dump waste into the longest river in Java, only 18 have disposal permits. Firms with permits also still dispose of waste above the allowed standard.

  • Songbirds in Boxes
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    Songbirds in Boxes

    It is estimated that about a million songbirds from Sumatra, including some protected species, have been smuggled off the island over the past year. The lucrative nature of this business threatens the populations of a number of bird species as well as the balance of the ecosystem. It is suspected that this smuggling involves authorities from a number of institutions. Tempo made this report in cooperation with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.

  • I Pay officers
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    I Pay officers

    Songbird Smuggler, Diah Bayu

  • A Bird Catcher’s Hard Life
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    A Bird Catcher’s Hard Life

    Bird catchers are using rat glue and birdsong recording to get their prey. They often encounter dangerous animals during their hunt.

  • Raid by Narcotics Police
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    Raid by Narcotics Police

    Non-Governmental Organization activist from the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi), Zenzi Suhadi, had an audience with the Chief of the Narcotics Unit of the South Jakarta Police Resort, Comsr.

  • After the Command  by the Big Chief
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    After the Command by the Big Chief

    The arrest of Laman Kinipan customary chief, Effendi Buhing, by police was rooted in conflict between the community and an oil palm company. The company allegedly violated a letter of agreement.

  • The Red and Green Tracks
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    The Red and Green Tracks

    The East Java Attorney General’s Office is investigating suspected wrongdoing in the importation of 69 containers of textiles through Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya. The names of two members of the House of Representatives have come up amid the preliminary investigation.

  • Animal Defenders Indonesia Founder Doni Herdaru Tona: This Shelter is Not Paradise
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    Animal Defenders Indonesia Founder Doni Herdaru Tona: This Shelter is Not Paradise

    Having established the Animal Defenders Indonesia Foundation in 2011, Doni Herdaru Tona tries to rescue stray dogs and cats from abuse.

  • The Legacy of Nina’s Death
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    The Legacy of Nina’s Death

    Animal Defenders Indonesia founder Doni Herdaru Tona is accused of mishandling animals in shelters and embezzling donation money. His case is pending at the police.

  • Surprise  Swab Test
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    Surprise Swab Test

    Swab tests were conducted under irregular circumstances on activists in East Kalimantan. Some think it was a ruse to halt their advocacy activities.

  • Nus Kei: I Have Forgiven John Kei
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    Nus Kei: I Have Forgiven John Kei

    Around the end of June, Agrapinus Rumatora alias Nus Kei suddenly found his home in the Green Lake Housing Complex, Tangerang, Banten, stormed by dozens of thugs.

  • Family Feuds
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    Family Feuds

    The conflict between John Kei and Nus Kei is allegedly about the security fee of a disputed land for a hospital in Ambon, Maluku. Guarding plots of land is still a favorite job for thugs from the eastern parts of Indonesia.

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