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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Red Carpet for Tycoons

LUKITO Andi was stunned when he learned that thousands of hectares of nature conservation area in South Kalimantan had been turned into oil palm plantations, early last year. Lukito, who heads the South Kalimantan Natural Resource Conservation Center, seeing that something strange was happening with the process of changing land function, acted quickly. He wrote to the directorate-general of natural resources conservation at the environment and forestry ministry about his…

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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.