Sometimes the toilet doesn't work. Theoretically they have to give us vocational training, but what I experienced in 2005 and 2008? Nothing. "The Indonesian media regularly reports scores of "punkers" (street musicians in punk attire) "netted" in street sweeps and taken to shelters along with others with "social issues". 'Ho' Mulyono on the streets of Jakarta. He has been detained three times and sent to social rehabilitation centres in Jakarta. Photo: Kate GeraghtyAnthropologist Jeremy Wallach believes the saying Ibu tiri tak sekejam ib.
the street. First they will take us to the police station and if we don't have ID cards they will send us to social rehab centres. "Ho has had three stints of up to three months inside the centres, which he says are like jails. "The Puma Rihanna Navy
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harto reform era in Indonesia) gone rotten, the gap between the rich and poor ("You get cheese for breakfast, I'm stuck with cassava") and the scourge of corruption. Ho's compositions are in the tradition of Iwan Fals, the fabled Indonesian street musician, whose protest songs became anthems for students protesting Suharto's New Order regime. He is one of three buskers who feature in the documentary Jalanan by Daniel Ziv. Photo: Kate GeraghtyHo scrapes a living by busking on the city's buses. He prefers buses to the street side restaurants known as warungs, where people are preoccupied with food and conversation. "On a bus it feels like doing Velvet Puma Creepers On Feet a performance, it feels like on stage, it doesn't make me feel like a beggar," he says. Although it is usually Ministry of Social Affairs Puma Rihanna Velvet Creepers
officers from whom Ho "runs like hell", he says street musicians are now also targeted by police in the lead up to the Asian African Conference to be held in Jakarta later this month.