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Jakarta steps in as traditional markets struggle to survive

They are competing for customers with a rapidly growing pool of minimarts


IN the gloom and stale air enveloping the butcher stalls at the Palmerah market in Central Jakarta, Adi Elemin waits for the evening rush of customers. Five cows' legs, sawed off at the knee, their hooves still attached are stacked like firewood to his left. In front of him are...