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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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Monday, December 04, 2017

From Tirang to the Sumbawa Valley

Dressed in a traditional batik shirt, brown pants, and a gray flat cap, Slamet Ambari went on stage to accept his Tempo Film Festival award at the XXI Epicentrum movie theater in Kuningan, South Jakarta, last Monday. Slamet, who played Jadag in the film Turah, was chosen as Tempo’s Best Actor of 2017. "Is this real? My God, I’m grateful to Ifa and Wisnu," he said.