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What does OL stand for?

OL stands for Local Official (Scott Catalogue prefix; philately)

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The people of Wukan -- a fishing village in the wealthy southern province of Guangdong with about 13,000 inhabitants -- accuse corrupt local officials of stealing communal land without compensating them.
A group of 45 militants attacked the house of Noor Mohammad, who heads the local peace committee, with hand grenades and rockets, killing his two sons and a daughter-in-law," local official Javed Khan said.
Unperturbed, in June, China's housing ministry issued an urgent call to start building, calling it a "political mission" -- an order IHS Global Insight analyst Ren Xianfang said local officials would have to comply with.
While violent attacks and hate crimes directed at day laborers have gained notoriety for Farmingville, local officials mounted a systematic effort to evict Latino immigrants from their homes based on technical violations of housing codes.
Middle-aged Kharl, the best cooper (barrel maker) in Brysta, stops two men from molesting his neighbor's daughter, not knowing that one is the son of a local official.
Wal-Mart wants to open 40 supercenters in the Golden State, but many local officials worry that the retail giant's grocery prices are too low.
She divides the writers into three groups based on their motives: "petitioners," who sought legal redress of specific grievances; "plaintiffs," who "saw themselves as powerless victims of local officials and were appealing to powerful people 'up there' to right their wrongs"; and "politicians," those who used denunciations to oust rural incumbents (p.