Children of minority groups struggle with abuse, upheaval


“I don’t want my friends to turn away from me when I tell them who I am,” said 13-year-old Ardan, not his real name, on Saturday during a story-telling event at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) office in Central Jakarta. The boy, from an Ahmadi family, then recounted an incident when his home …

Rivers of filth flow throughout the land


 of Sea of garbage: Three garbage collectors stand in piles of trash collected from the Ciliwung river at the Manggarai sluice gate in South Jakarta in this file photo. (JP/P.J. Leo) Domestic waste, at 80 percent, remains the top contributor to water pollution in Indonesia. “Between water, air and land pollution, the most worrisome threat …