In Oct. 2020, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police announced that it had named Benny Simon Tabalujan a suspect of fraud. Soon, Benny was dubbed a land mafia and his name is on the wanted list. The Land Office under the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs has been under scrutiny since. The case, however, did not receive much attention until Benny asked for legal assistance from one Haris Azhar, a human rights defender who often voiced his dislike of oligarchs. While all attention was on Haris, we wondered what was going on that there had to be such a commotion. As it turns out, the problem is the existence of three conflicting decisions from two different courts. Law enforcement officials in this matter are united on the side of the police and have urged Haris to immediately bring Benny back to Indonesia.
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