Seven Javanese Coolies in Aceh Reconstruction

Time to breakTHE PHONE rang in the Muslikun house at Tirem village one Monday afternoon at the end of March 2006. While most of villagers were busy on the farm, Muslikun preferred to stay at home. The father of two children, he had not yet stayed a week at home. He had been working as a stone-cracker and coolie in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, for months. His youngest daughter followed him to seek a job in the city. Eventually, she worked in a textile industry in Pejagalan, North Jakarta.  Continue reading “Seven Javanese Coolies in Aceh Reconstruction”