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Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo Passes Away

Former South Korean president Roh Tae-woo died on Tuesday (26/10). Roh died at the age of 88. Seoul National University Hospital said Roh died while being treated for an undisclosed illness. Roh came to power after participating in a military coup. He won the general election in 1987, which was …

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LBH Jakarta Plans to Sue the President for Online Loan Practices

JAKARTA – Weak regulations regarding lending practices online (pinjol) that applies in Indonesia plus the lack of knowledge of digital financial literacy in the community has caused many victims to fall as a result of this practice. Seeing this alarming situation, the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH) encourages the central …

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Civil Society Urges President to Respond to Democracy’s Setback

JAKARTA – Amnesty International Indonesia Director Usman Hamid said the quality of Indonesia’s democracy had declined. This condition is marked, among others, by the threat of freedom of expression, the weakening of accountability institutions, and the polarization that occurs among the public. Usman urged President Joko Widodo to respond to …

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Brazilian President Rejects Allegations of Crimes Against Humanity

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday (21/10) rejected the allegations laid out in a Senate report. He said the accusations should be dismissed. The report, which was read in the Senate on Wednesday, said among other things that Bolsonaro committed crimes against humanity for allegedly being careless in his response to …

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