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…
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.