Dopapod Orchestra, Electron & More Announced On Disc Jam Music Festival Lineup

first_imgThe 6th annual Disc Jam Music Festival has revealed a tasty lineup with many returning performers and a bevy of new, fresh faces. Featuring a number of heavy hitters from the funk and prog-rock communities including Dopapod (2 nights; 1 set ft. Dopapod Orchestra), Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Consider The Source (Radiohead set), The Nth Power, Gubbilidis (ft. Zdenek Gubb & Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle) and Hayley Jane & The Primates, the latest installment of Disc Jam is shaping up to be one of the best yet.Set to take place at Gardner’s Farm this June 9-12, Disc Jam VI will offer attendees new VIP packages that include hotel rooms and shuttles to and from the show; expanded woods camping; all new late night activities including interactive art, fire spinning performances, themed group challenges and an LED foam party. Tickets to Disc Jam VI are available now and can be found here.last_img read more

Ex Riau governor, graft convict Annas Maamun walks free following clemency

first_imgFormer Riau governor and graft convict Annas Maamun has been discharged from the Sukamiskin penitentiary in Bandung, West Java, following clemency granted by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last year.“Annas Maamun was released on Sept. 21, 2020,” Law and Human Rights Ministry Corrections Directorate General spokesperson Rika Aprianti said Tuesday. The government issued the clemency for Annas – who served as governor in 2014 – in October last year, reducing his sentence to six years of imprisonment from the initial seven years. With the clemency, he was eligible for parole in 2020, with an unconditional release in 2021. Annas had been convicted of accepting more than Rp 1.5 billion (US$101,376) in bribes in a forest conversion case that caused Rp 5 billion in state losses. The Bandung Corruption Court sentenced him to six years of imprisonment in 2015. The Supreme Court increased his punishment to seven years in 2018 following a failed appeal.Read also: KPK chides Supreme Court for leniency toward graft convictsJokowi cited humanitarian reasons for granting the clemency as Annas, now 80 years old, said in his plea that he was old and sick with declining health. Along with his plea, Annas also provided a statement from a doctor saying that the convict was suffering from several chronic illnesses and depression.The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) back in 2019 expressed its surprise over the clemency granted, given that corruption in the forestry sector greatly affected the forests, the environment and the public interest.Antigraft activists lambasted the decision. Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) said Jokowi had hurt the public sense of justice with the clemency, which was “one of many setbacks” in graft eradication efforts under his administration.The other setbacks, according to ICW, are the revision of the KPK Law, a refusal to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to overturn that same law, and appointing controversial leaders to the KPK.Topics :last_img read more