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The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

The Halal Product Guarantee Law must be amended. Haram certificates would be cheaper.

Corruption or Corporate Act?

Dahlan Iskan has been indicted over the questionable sale of assets belonging to a company owned by the East Java provincial government. Just because he signed the sales agreement?

The 'Reality Show' Trial

In yet another bad move, the court handed down a guilty verdict based on circumstantial evidence.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.