Court drops fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s case review plea after consecutive no shows

first_imgThe South Jakarta District Court has dropped a case review petition filed by graft fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra against his guilty conviction after he repeatedly failed to show up for the hearings.The court announced the decision hours before the National Police brought the fugitive, who had been on the run for 11 years, back to Indonesia following an arrest in Malaysia on Thursday.Suharno, the court’s spokesperson, said that the panel of judges handling the case had issued the ruling on Tuesday and had notified the prosecutors, Djoko and his legal team about the decision. With his absence, the court said, Djoko had violated Supreme Court Circular No.1/2012 stipulating that case review requests submitted by lawyers without the convict present shall not be accepted.In 2009, the Supreme Court sentenced Djoko to two years imprisonment and ordered him to pay more than Rp 546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution for his involvement in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case. However, he fled to Papua New Guinea a day before the court ruling and remained at large for years.Djoko’s lawyers had demanded the case review hearings be conducted online due to what they said was the convict’s bad health condition. Prosecutors, however, rejected the demand, citing the abovementioned Supreme Court circular.Tama S. Langkun, a researcher from Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), applauded the court’s decision to drop the case review plea, adding that the convict did not deserve a review as he had escaped to avoid serving his sentence.”However, the case is not over as the convict has not served his sentence yet,” Tama told the Post on Thursday. “We hope that there will be an attempt to catch [Djoko] and force him to fulfill his obligations according to the court’s ruling.”Topics : “The ruling states that the request for a case review from the applicant or convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra cannot be accepted and the case dossier will not be forwarded to the Supreme Court,” Suharno told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Suharno said the court could not accept the plea as Djoko — who had filed the request for the case review in early June — had failed to show up for the hearing for the case review.Read also: Fugitive Djoko Tjandra skips another hearing, reportedly residing in MalaysiaThe court had previously summoned Djoko four times, but he reportedly claimed he could not attend due to poor health.last_img read more

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Boys High School Basketball Scores (1-3)

first_imgWRBI Area Boys High School Basketball Scores.Friday  (1-3)Bob Wetting Tourney-RichmondEast Central  47     Indy Tindley  42Connersville  53     Indy Metropolitan  38Connersville  37     East Central  27Greensburg  78     Indian Creek  42Lawrenceburg  59     Shawe Memorial  33Switzerland County  73     South Central  41Eastern Hancock  50     Southwestern Shelby  44last_img

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Young, gifted, black – and free

first_imgJustice MalalaI am not one to go ga-ga over birthdays. I am disconcerted, but not surprised, by the fervour with which many of my countrymen – and peoples elsewhere in the world – have embraced celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.I guess this is the point at which I should write that although I am cynical about birthdays I, too, am feeling a bit sentimental about this one. Well, actually not. The Mandela birthday celebrations have not really touched me much except for the fact that just the other day I heard that a former colleague had left her job. And that got me thinking about Mandela.“Mandela is 90 years old and I am going to see the world,” she said. And she was gone, just like that, to travel through the African continent.And I thought: Freedom. It never ceases to amaze me just how heady the freedom that South Africa has today changes lives. Every so often it hits me as young black kids take gap years to build dams in South America, or do something daring in Europe, how free and full of opportunity we have become.About four months ago a friend forwarded me an email that had been written by a colleague of his. The colleague was a young man in his early 30s who had decided to chuck in the job, buy a 4×4 and travel through Africa from Cairo to the Cape with a friend. And a credit card.Their journey was hilarious, harrowing, fun and adventurous. Every week or so the young man would find an internet connection, send mass emails and pictures, and take up the story of what they had been through. There were stories of lateness, of generosity, of promptness, of hunger and poverty. Africa was alive, ugly and beautiful and frustrating and fulfilling.If you are European this is not particularly new or even that daring. But this young man is a black South African. And that is telling. Eighteen years ago black South Africans were still living under the strictures of apartheid. Their lives and those of progressive whites were intolerable.Freedom. Eighteen years later, a minuscule time in the mammoth task of building a nation, these same “victims” of apartheid are not living under the depression of apartheid. They are free to express themselves as they wish, without fear of censure.My friend who has decided to travel through the continent is young and talented. She finished school, worked and rose up fast. She decided to go off and backpack through the continent.When Mandela became president in 1994 he spoke about how his new government was about extending the frontiers of human endeavour. Citing the poet Ingrid Jonker, he said: “The government I have the honour to lead and I dare say the masses who elected us to serve in this role, are inspired by the single vision of creating a people-centred society.Accordingly, the purpose that will drive this government shall be the expansion of the frontiers of human fulfilment, the continuous extension of the frontiers of that freedom.”Like many across the world, South Africa is today burdened by the international economic slowdown. Food prices are sky high and transport costs are being driven up inexorably by the rampant oil price. Plus we have our own massive challenges: HIV/Aids, crime and others.The “expansion of the frontiers of human fulfilment” that Mandela spoke about, in these tough times, is something very easily overlooked. But incredibly, it is here. I saw it just the other day when thousands of people queued across the country to buy shares of the energy parastatal Sasol in a public offering to encourage black participation in the economy.In those queues were young men and women, mothers and fathers and grandparents, all of them buying a stake in South Africa’s economy. The “frontiers of human fulfillment”, in a small way, were being expanded in those queues. Certainly, the camaraderie in those queues indicated to me at least that dignity had been restored to people.On a flight from Mauritius recently, I was incredible to see the number of black people – many of them young backpackers – on the flight. A group of them were chatting excitedly about their exploits. This is a scene that would have been a curiosity 10years ago. I am finding that it is a normal occurrence, just another fruit of our democracy and freedom, these days.I see nowadays, constantly, freedom expressed in so many ways by young South Africans who seem to have shed the hang-ups, the sheer weight, that those of us older folk seem to carry. They live, fully and untethered, a free life.It is in them, perhaps, that the spirit of Nelson Mandela is best expressed. He is not just a symbol of freedom. These young people, they are that freedom.Justice Malala is an award-winning former newspaper editor, and is now general manager of Avusa’s stable of 56 magazines. He writes weekly columns for The Times newspaper and Financial Mail magazine, as well as a monthly media and politics column for Empire magazine. He is the resident political analyst for independent television channel e.tv and has consulted extensively for financial institutions on South African political risk. Malala was also an executive producer on Hard Copy I and II, a ground-breaking television series on SABC 3. Hard Copy I won the Golden Horn Award for best television series. Malala’s work has been published internationally in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age and The Observer.last_img read more

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10 months agoBatshuayi reveals influence on Chelsea Pulisic deal

first_imgBatshuayi reveals influence on Chelsea Pulisic dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has hinted an influence on the deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.Pulisic made a £58million switch to Chelsea on Wednesday, although he will return to Dortmund on loan for the remainder of the campaign.Batshuayi, who is currently on loan at Valencia, spent the second half of last season with Dortmund, where he formed a strong friendship with Pulisic.Batshuayi wrote on Instagram: ‘#AgentMichy. Happy for you bro @cmpulisic #specialtalent’.#[email protected]/2XpsW8ynAo— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) January 2, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoChelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.The Russia international, 26, only moved to Italy this summer from Genk.Sport Arena says his form has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts so far this season.Malinovskyi has thus far been able to play eight competition games for Atalanta.The 26-year-old’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024. last_img read more

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Video: D’Angelo Russell Whiffed Horribly While Attempting To Drive A Golf Ball

first_imgD'Angelo Russell swings golf club and misses horribly.D’Angelo Russell GolfOhio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work.Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell tries; the first one was a whiff, and the second wasn’t much better.Don’t worry, D’Angelo, you’re young. There’s plenty of time to improve your skills on the links.last_img read more

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Somehow Céline Dions Son Is a ChartTopping SoundCloud Rapper

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Somehow Céline Dion’s Son Is a Chart-Topping SoundCloud RapperRené-Charles Angélil is Céline Dion’s son, but also Big Tip on SoundCloud, so we reviewed all five of his songsIt’s come to our attention that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Céline Dion’s son, René-Charles Angélil. He’s into music too, but instead of belting ballads like his mom—he’s a SoundCloud rapper by the name of Big Tip. With only five songs uploaded to his profile, the 17-year-old is sitting in the top five of both the US and Canada on SoundCloud’s R&B and Soul charts. But, is he any good? READ MORERené-Charles Angélil, Céline Dion’s son, tops SoundCloud chart as rapper Big TipIt was revealed on Tuesday that Céline Dion’s eldest child, René-Charles Angélil, has taken on a new persona and (sort of) followed in his mother’s footsteps. Advertisement Angélil, 17, is now a rapper known as Big Tip, and he’s posted numerous songs to a SoundCloud account. Some of his songs are covers of Toronto artist The Weeknd, including Catwalks (instead of The Weeknd’s Sidewalks) and Loft Music Remix. READ MORECéline Dion’s rapping son René-Charles Angélil kept Big Tip a big secretThe 17-year-old didn’t tell Dion about his songs until they hit the top of SoundCloud’s Canadian R&B charts this week.René-Charles Angélil is not your average 17-year-old — his mother happens to be one of the world’s most famous pop stars. But he shares at least one trait with millions of other teenage kids: he wanted to do something without telling his mom about it ahead of time.So he went and recorded two rap songs in his home studio, in the garage beside the family home in Las Vegas. He released them Monday on the streaming platform SoundCloud under his stage name, Big Tip, and he only got around to telling his mother about all this after the songs went to No. 1 and No. 2 on the Canadian SoundCloud R&B charts. His mother being Céline Dion. READ MORECeline Dion’s Kid Has Released More Rap MusicAfter making his musical debut with a couple of cheeseball Weeknd covers, Réne-Charles Angélil has returned with more music under his Big Tip moniker.Over the last couple days, the 17-year-old son of Céline Dion and the late René Angélil has unveiled three new tracks on SoundCloud.“Never Stop,” “The Apple” and “The Kid” hear him once again rapping about his lavish lifestyle and making bold lyrical assertions — like rhyming “desert” with “dessert,” and claiming “They say I’m an asshole, cause I only spit hot shit.” READ MORE Celine Dion’s son, Big Tip, charting with rap debutCeline Dion’s son’s secretive foray into rap music has already sent him to the top of the charts on Soundcloud.Rene-Charles Angelil, the 17-year-old son of the music superstar and her late husband Rene Angelil, uploaded two covers of The Weeknd songs to his Soundcloud account on Monday under the name Big Tip. Those clips quickly shot up to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Canadian SoundCloud R&B charts.Angelil has since dropped three more other tracks: Never Stop, The Apple and The Kid. Each features original lyrics about life growing up in Las Vegas, where his mother has had a residency at Caesars Palace since 2003, while trying to break away from the shadow of his famous parents to make a name for himself. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Twitter Celine Dion and son Rene-Charles Angelil pose at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Login/Register With:last_img read more

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