Eko Roni Saputra had trained hard on the wrestling mat so he could present medals to his country for 17 years. During his days as a professional wrestling athlete, Eko won gold medals at the 2012 Riau and 2016 West Java National Games (PON), and reached his peak with a silver medal at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in 2013 in Myanmar.
But these sports achievements have led him only to employment as a contractual support staff at the East Kalimantan sports agency, where his main job is to photocopy documents, prepare hot drinks for his superiors and help set up equipment like mics for the weekly flag hoisting ceremony, common at government offices.
“In terms of job security, the situation worries me and my family. But nothing could be done that day to improve the situation. So I just waited while continuing …


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