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Monday, December 04, 2017

Lobbying Amid the KPK Confusion

Six months before his time to retire from the bench, Constitutional Court (MK) Chief Justice Arief Hidayat wrote to the House of Representatives (DPR) to prepare fit-and-proper tests for candidates to become constitutional court judges. Arief, 61, said that the goal of his request was so that the DPR could choose candidates faster, "according to law," he said last week.

The Constitutional Court Law does not clearly regulate how…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.