He reportedly resigned the case saying that “there was no will from the family to settle the case amicably,” The Jakarta Post said. Now, to have a lawyer decline your case in public is serious stuff. And a lawyer like Todung, who’s one of the most prominent and respected lawyers in Indonesia makes it very, very serious.
Can things get worse for the family where their image is concerned? If Unspun‘s right about this case, you betcha.
Speaking of images, the last paragraph of the Jakarta Post story also gave it to bloggers: “Bloggers from both countries, mostly young and emotional, have often served to escalate the tensions.” it said.
Unspun is aware of a few rabid bloggers out there, but by and large Unspun‘s impression of the blogging community is that it has generally looked on these issues with great amusement rather than being emotional to the point of escalating issues. Being passionate and being emotive are quite different things.
In fact the bloggers are the ones giving these issues the contect that the newspapers are failing to. But that’s just Unspun‘s opinion. Would love to hear from the bloggersphere about this though.