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  • After the Command  by the Big Chief
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    After the Command by the Big Chief

    The arrest of Laman Kinipan customary chief, Effendi Buhing, by police was rooted in conflict between the community and an oil palm company. The company allegedly violated a letter of agreement.

  • The Red and Green Tracks
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    The Red and Green Tracks

    The East Java Attorney General’s Office is investigating suspected wrongdoing in the importation of 69 containers of textiles through Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya. The names of two members of the House of Representatives have come up amid the preliminary investigation.

  • Animal Defenders Indonesia Founder Doni Herdaru Tona: This Shelter is Not Paradise
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    Animal Defenders Indonesia Founder Doni Herdaru Tona: This Shelter is Not Paradise

    Having established the Animal Defenders Indonesia Foundation in 2011, Doni Herdaru Tona tries to rescue stray dogs and cats from abuse.

  • The Legacy of Nina’s Death
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    The Legacy of Nina’s Death

    Animal Defenders Indonesia founder Doni Herdaru Tona is accused of mishandling animals in shelters and embezzling donation money. His case is pending at the police.

  • Surprise  Swab Test
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    Surprise Swab Test

    Swab tests were conducted under irregular circumstances on activists in East Kalimantan. Some think it was a ruse to halt their advocacy activities.

  • Nus Kei: I Have Forgiven John Kei
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    Nus Kei: I Have Forgiven John Kei

    Around the end of June, Agrapinus Rumatora alias Nus Kei suddenly found his home in the Green Lake Housing Complex, Tangerang, Banten, stormed by dozens of thugs.

  • Family Feuds
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    Family Feuds

    The conflict between John Kei and Nus Kei is allegedly about the security fee of a disputed land for a hospital in Ambon, Maluku. Guarding plots of land is still a favorite job for thugs from the eastern parts of Indonesia.

  • Lobbying in the Balkan Skies
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    Lobbying in the Balkan Skies

    The suspected swindler of BNI Bank’s Rp1.2 trillion, who has been on the run for the past 17 years, was arrested by Serbian police as she had been put on red notice. Her lawyer tried to bribe Serb officials for up to €500,000.

  • National Narcotics Agency Chief Heru Winarko: The Taiwanese Network is Highly Secretive
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    National Narcotics Agency Chief Heru Winarko: The Taiwanese Network is Highly Secretive

    Crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar is often smuggled in by Taiwanese fishermen. National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has identified the ships used for this purpose since 2017, but their names are frequently changed to cover the traffickers’ tracks.

  • Condemned to Death Abroad
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    Condemned to Death Abroad

    Taiwanese fishermen became crystal meth smugglers due to the big payment. They smuggle the drugs to certain locations.

  • The Sabu Voyage in Sumatra
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    The Sabu Voyage in Sumatra

    Taiwanese drug smuggler networks supply nartoctics to Indonesia using fishing boats with falsified documents. Operating as far as Australia’s western coast, they make use of undetected small piers and uninhabited islets near the Riau Islands. This investigation report is the collaborative work of Tempo magazine, Taiwan media The Reporter, Tempo Institute and Free Press Unlimited.

  • The Evil Man in  the Mustard Yellow Uniform
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    The Evil Man in the Mustard Yellow Uniform

    A rape victim counselor is suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl over the past several months. The victim was also used as a bait for extortion.

  • Travel Permit from the police HQ
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    Travel Permit from the police HQ

    Interpol Indonesia provided red carpet treatment for Joko Soegiarto Tjandra allowing him to leave and enter Indonesia at will. Chief of the Police Criminal Unit is investigating alleged bribery of police officers involved in the case.

  • Business deal gone wrong
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    Business deal gone wrong

    Entrepreneur Maya Miranda Ambarsari was reported to the police for allegedly mistreating her business partner. The police never solved the case.

  • One Brand for Two
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    One Brand for Two

    The intellectual property directorate-general issued trademark certificates to two disputing parties. They claimed it as compromise to resolve the problem.

  • the Cost of Patent Certificates
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    the Cost of Patent Certificates

    Employees of the intellectual property directorate-general are suspected of manipulating the outcome of cases. The director-general knows his subordinates take money from applicants.

  • Up in the Air for RRI
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    Up in the Air for RRI

    Construction of the Indonesian International Islamic University on land formerly owned by RRI has a number of issues. Several of RRI assets have disappeared. Neither has it obtained a subsitute location. The land transfer occurred after the intervention of then Vice President, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla.

  • Privilege for Jokowi’s Legacy
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    Privilege for Jokowi’s Legacy

    The 2020 planned opening of the Indonesian International Islamic University is delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since construction started last year, the Rp3.9 billion project has not yet been finished.

  • RRI Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Rohanudin: A Minister Scolded Us
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    RRI Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Rohanudin: A Minister Scolded Us

    Mohammad Rohanudin, CEO of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), had fought to keep a 142.5- hectares land that was going to be taken away to be used as the location for the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII).

  • Muhammad Jusuf Kalla: There is no state loss
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    Muhammad Jusuf Kalla: There is no state loss

    Although he is no longer chairman of the steering committee of the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, still watches over the project intensely.

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