A journey to serve the IDPs or internally displace persons continued to Buru Island located in Maluku Islands. Since being placed in West Timor, condition of violence conflict in the
Perjalanan untuk melayani pengungsi atau internally displaced people (IDP) berlanjut ke Pulau Buru yang terletak di Kepulauan Maluku. Continue reading
5.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Pidie Jaya, Aceh, prompting concerns the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi). The earthquake that occurred Continue reading
Have you ever visited Buru Island? Buru is an island as part of Maluku Province in Indonesia. It is well-known since the island was the site of political prisoners in 1960s-1970s under Soeharto regime. Pramoedya Ananta Toer was one of the political prisoners who experienced living in this island. He was known as the writer of Buru Quartet. Until now, we can still meet some people who used to be political prisoners in Waeapo and some other places in Buru. These people decided to stay in Buru even though the Government had released them in 1970s. Buildings and huts set as prisons have been ruined and been placed by housings. But we can find a memorial statue of the killing warder by political prisoners in Waeapo. For the historical record, political prisoners have pioneered education for indigenous people of Buru.