Shaken by the May 1998 Atrocities
After years of activism, Firliana Purwanti is entering politics. She hopes to improve the lives of domestic workers.
IT took Firliana Purwanti one year to be convinced to run for parliament. Her one-decade experience of being a Democrat Party cadre was apparently not enough to encourage her to run for a seat in the House of Representatives (DPR) in Senayan.
Firliana would feel sure one minute and lose her conviction the next minute. “At first I decided not to run,” she said in Jakarta last Wednesday. But when a problem with the bill on domestic wor...