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Plight of shoeshine boys

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, July 30 2009 | 09:38 am

PREMIUM 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...