Intensive short visit to Indonesia. Huge stories that I covered there:
Investigation of what I call “Washington's Jihadi Express” - how Indonesian jihadi cadres went to fight to Afghanistan, helping to destroy both Soviet Union and Afghanistan itself... How they returned home and scarred several parts of Indonesia including Poso and Ambon... and how they embarked on training new generation of Indonesian cadres who were later sent to Syria and the Philippines.
I began my work in Borneo, known in Indonesia as Kalimantan. This biggest islands of Asia is now fully devastated, logged out and mined out by multi-national and local companies. Almost nothing is left. Indonesian cannibalistic capitalism is one of the most brutal and extreme in the world.
I also ran a story from Bali, where U.S. President Donald Trump is developing his 6 star golf resort near iconic
Tanah Lot Hindu temple, firing staff of previous hotel, ruining lives of tens of thousands of people.