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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Agriculture

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…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.