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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trawling Troubles

Two weeks ago, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti met with President Joko Widodo to discuss the ban on cantrang (trawl nets), approved two years ago. "At the meeting, we decided to allow the use of trawl nets until the end of 2017," said Susi at the Palace.

The full ban’s new date is an extension of the original July 2017 schedule. The initial date was already established…

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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.