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Plight of shoeshine boys

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, July 30 2009 | 09:38 am

It is not uncommon to see trials in which severe punishments are handed down for minor offences. This was the case befalling 10 shoeshine boys who were charged with gambling at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.What constituted their “crime” was betting on a game of heads-or-tails, and their punishment was one month’s imprisonment. During this their parents must have gone through hell. So...

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