Rice-Planting Acceleration Protested
The Padang Legal Aid Institute (LBH) has protested a circular letter on rice-planting acceleration issued by West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno. The institute believes that the letter can potentially rob farmers of their farmlands. "[The letter] strips farmers' rights over their own lands," said LBH Padang director Era Purnama Sari.
The circular letter numbering 521.1/1984/Distanhorbun/2017, dated March 6, contains directives for…
Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.