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Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
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Jakarta shames (the idea of) Indonesia

  • Pierre Marthinus

Jakarta | Sat, April 29 2017 | 01:16 am

PREMIUM A violent gut-wrenching twist ripped apart my stomach as the Jakarta election quick-count results were announced. My mouth immediately ran dry, filled with a powerful sour and salty aftertaste.

The iron-like saltiness was clearly blood, probably generated by internal bleeding as my organs threatened to shut down in a coordinated wave of protest, demanding that I move them to a different ci...