Law Journal: The Pari Island Disputes, Jero Wacik’s Reconsideration

The dispute related to land ownership on Pari Island is far from over. Earlier this month, the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan decided to dismiss the Regent of the Seribu Islands, which many connecting with the ongoing dispute. But in addition to that, the North Jakarta District Court has started the trial of one Sulaiman – the head of village in the island who was named suspect of property encroachment as a result of police report filed by the Adijanto family, who claimed to be the rightful owner of almost 90 percent of total area of the island. Separately, the Central Jakarta District Court began the trial for Reconsideration petition filed by Jero Wack – former Minister of Tourism and minister of energy & mineral resources. Apparently, Jero Wacik decided to follow the steps of his fellow cabinet member, i.e., Suryadharma Ali and Siti Fadilah Supari, and challenged the court decisions that declare him guilty of corruption.

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