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Decision Expected on July 16, 2012 in Bali Governors US$16.6 million Suit Against Bali Post

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(7/5/2012) reports that a decision is expected in the civil suit filed by Bali’s governor against The Bali Post before the Denpasar District Court on July 17, 2012.

The head of the judicial panel hearing the case, Amzer Simanjuntak, announced the expected date of the ruling while receiving written summations from both sides on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

The governor is suing the newspapers for news articles it published on September 19, 2011 under the headline “Governor: Just Dismantle the Traditional Village Units”.

The Tuesday court session was very short with the governor’s and the newspapers team of lawyers handing the court bound editions of their final summations.

All that remains is for the judges to conclude their deliberations in the case and render the decision promised for July 17th.

The governor is seeking US$16.6 million in damages from the Bali newspaper for damages he claims were suffered due to inaccurate reporting.

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