AG offers apology for lack of precise information about executions

Jakarta – Indonesias attorney general HM Prasetyo has offered an apology for the lack of transparency when it came to information he gave regarding the execution of four death row drug convicts early Friday morning. “I am sorry I gave an impression of closing access to information because I wished to assure smooth and orderly […]

Fake Inmate Exposes Nation’s Prison Corruption

JAKARTA When Kasiem, a 55-year-old woman, was condemned to seven months in prison she decided she would prefer not to serve the sentence. So she hired someone else to go to jail on her behalf. Kasiem was convicted of selling government-subsidised fertiliser, a crime in Indonesia, but during her transfer to prison swapped places with […]

Police to Get Prison Drug Raid Rights

DENPASAR Badung Police and Kerobokan jail authorities are negotiating a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a new joint bid to curb the drug trade being run from inside the jail and use of illegal drugs by prisoners. The seven-chapter MoU, which has been finalised but is awaiting sign-off by Bali Police lawyers, will govern cooperation […]

Editorial: A Bilateral Irritant

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard met her commitment to the Schapelle lobby on her visit to Indonesia last week, her first as leader of her country, by making the same representations on Corby’s behalf that have consistently been made by Australian representatives since Kerobokan’s most high-profile inmate decided to seek clemency from President Susilo Bambang […]