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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bickering over Beef Imports, Again

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested Constitutional Court judge Patrialis Akbar on Wednesday last week. The former justice and human rights minister is suspected of accepting a US$20,000 bribe from a businessman in the beef importation business. This bribe money was allegedly to secure a favorable decision on an appeal for a judicial review of Law No. 41/ 2014 on Livestock and Animal Health. The article being challenged is related…

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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.