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What the diaspora means for a small town in Sulawesi

  • Rahmat HM
    Rahmat HM

    MBA graduate from Gadjah Mada University

Pangkep | Fri, July 14, 2017 | 08:27 am
What the diaspora means for a small town in Sulawesi Struggle for life: Migrant workers from South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi, together with their children, disembark from a vessel at Tunon Taka Port in Nunukan regency, North Kalimantan, on March 6. (Antara/M. Rusman)

PREMIUM While the fourth Indonesian Diaspora Congress held in Jakarta on July 1, featuring Barack Obama as the keynote speaker, made headlines across mainstream and social media, a little-noticed gathering of Indonesian diaspora in the small regency of Pangkep, South Sulawesi, coincidentally took place on the same day. The gathering, called the Pangkep Diaspora Network (PDN), inspired by the national c...

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