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  • Indri Badria Adilina: The Magic Spell of Catalysts
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    Indri Badria Adilina: The Magic Spell of Catalysts

    Indri Badria Adilina finds raw materials for industrial products processed from local natural resources. Her discovery may be an answer to reducing reliance on imported catalysts.

  • Eureka! Female Inventors
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    Eureka! Female Inventors

    Young, female, and discoverers. These six women show just how bright is the future for women researchers in science, technology, and innovation which tends to be dominated by men. They have made important breakthroughs in areas ranging from medicine to food technology.

  • A Gene Bringing Hope
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    A Gene Bringing Hope

    Despite facing difficulties during her first year doctoral studies, Korri Elvanita El Khobar made an important breakthrough in medical science.

  • Turning Oil Palm Waste Into Cellphone Screens
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    Turning Oil Palm Waste Into Cellphone Screens

    Athanasia Amanda Septevani is using empty oil palm tree fruit clusters as material to make screens for electronic devices. It is environmentally friendly and will likely be far less expensive.

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina, 24 Years Later...

    Bosnia-Herzegovina, 24 Years Later...

    Twenty-four years after the civil war, Bosnia and Herzegovina are striving to move forward. Although tourism is developing at a rapid pace, the specter of unemployment still looms over the country. In Sarajevo, former key locations in the civil war have been turned into memorials and sites for tourism.

  • A Love of Literature in Kensington

    A Love of Literature in Kensington

    The number of copyright deals made on Indonesia books has been steadily increasing over the past seven years. The Creative Economy Agency has increased copyright sales through the 2019 London Book Fair. The role of literary agents and subsidized translations are still important for entering foreign markets, as Indonesia is still not well-known.

  • The Power Plant Intrusion

    The Power Plant Intrusion

    The discovery of the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo Tapanuliensis) in the Batang Toru Forest was both a joyous and troubling moment.

  • The Pasaribu Brothers at Dharmawangsa

    The Pasaribu Brothers at Dharmawangsa

    The development of the Batang Toru hydro power plant in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, is partly due to the Pasaribu family. Permit processing went smoothly thanks to the Pasaribu brothers.

  • We Will Revise the Amdal [to Include] Orangutans

    We Will Revise the Amdal [to Include] Orangutans

    Anton Sugiono, North Sumatera Hydro Energy President Commissioner:

  • Power Hazard

    Power Hazard

    ENVIRONMENTAL experts and activists are increasingly concerned that the 510-megawatt Batang Toru Hydro Power Plant (PLTA) project in North Sumatra will eradicate the Tapanuli orangutan, a recently discovered and endangered orangutan species that resides in Indonesia’s forests. The project’s environmental impact analysis (Amdal) document is believed to be flawed as it does not include a mitigation strategy for the forest’s endangered animals. Our investigation indeed found environmental destruction although the power plant will only start operating in 2022.

  • A Rare Character From Serpong
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    A Rare Character From Serpong

    Azmi Abubakar, with a Gayo lineage, founded the Chinese-Indonesian Library Museum. He has been criticized during his campaign.

  • Shaken by the May 1998 Atrocities
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    Shaken by the May 1998 Atrocities

    After years of activism, Firliana Purwanti is entering politics. She hopes to improve the lives of domestic workers.

  • The ‘Little Person’ Among Giants
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    The ‘Little Person’ Among Giants

    After years of bullying, she became an ardent advocate for the rights of women and the disabled. In her door-to-door campaign, done on a limited budget, she promises to fight for the rights of the marginalized.

  • Delegates of Hope
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    Delegates of Hope

    Amid public pesimism toward politics and the election, these six individuals are stepping forward as legislative candidates. Their track records in fighting for public interests are tried and tested. They—labor and environmental activists, as well as an advocate for the disabled and marginalized groups, among others—are worthy of the people’s votes.

  • Guardian of Mollo’s Marble Mountain
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    Guardian of Mollo’s Marble Mountain

    Spearheading the women’s protest against mining companies, Aleta Kornelia Baun is now continuing her activism in politics. She hands out plant seeds during her campaigns.

  • From the Streets to Parliament
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    From the Streets to Parliament

    After two decades in the world of labor and human rights activism, including a failed attempt to set up a labor party, Surya Tjandra is currently running for a legislative seat through the Indonesian Solidarity Party. His campaigns focus on constituency funding and money politics.

  • Advocate for Minorities
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    Advocate for Minorities

    In his fiery battle for pluralism, Zuhairi Misrawi entered the race as a legislative candidate. The polemic surrounding Basuki Tjahaja Purnama caused him to be assigned to a new electoral region.

  • Foul Play, Toxic Waste

    Foul Play, Toxic Waste

    Hazardous and toxic waste (B3) containment in East Java has violated regulations. In Indonesia, B3 containment is only allowed in Cileungsi, Bogor, East Java.

  • The TNI Indeed Misbehaves

    The TNI Indeed Misbehaves

    Diah Susilowati, Chief of East Java Office of Environment

  • The Waste Is Safe

    The Waste Is Safe

    First Marshal Novyan Samyoga, TNI Air Force Chief of Information:

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