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A Shocking Verdict

The judges found Basuki Tjahaja Purnama guilty of blasphemy, despite this being earlier disproved by the prosecutors. Then, after a sentencing greater than that demanded by the prosecution, the Jakarta governor was immediately thrown in jail. Was justice served by the charade in court?

Strange Sentencing

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) was found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison. The judge¡¯s sentencing was more than what the prosecution sought, who had asked that Basuki be sentenced to one year imprisonment with two years probation. The judge also ¡°re-imposed¡± the article on blasphemy, which…

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A Storm of Debt Tweets

Government loans taken during President Joko Widodo’s term have reached Rp1,000 trillion in two and a half years. Two opposition parties have fanned the issue and created clamor via social media.

For nearly four months Rico Rustombi had not been active on Twitter.