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Archive for February 2008

House slammed over mudflow disaster decision

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Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Human rights and anti-corruption activists lashed out at the House of Representatives on Tuesday for failing to make the government and Lapindo Brantas Inc. properly compensate victims of the mudflow in Sidoarjo, East Java. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm

NGOs call for government transparency in new bill

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Erwida Maulia, The Jakarta Post, JakartaThe government has been accused of inconsistency in its promotion of public transparency in its administration. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm

ASEAN receives U.S. assistance for integration process

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Tony Hotland, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

USAID is providing the ASEAN Secretariat with up to US$150 million for programs that help facilitate the integration of 10 ASEAN countries into a single community by 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Newmont told to repay debts

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The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Following a deadlock in negotiations last Friday, the government told PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara on Monday to pay its debt in order to scrap liabilities on shares. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Students protest chronic power failures in North Sumatra

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Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan

University students in Medan on Monday rallied at the North Sumatra legislative council to protest against frequent blackouts in the province. The blackouts occur three times every day, each one lasting for up to four hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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Riau haze blamed for rise in health woes

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Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru

The Riau Health Office announced Monday 1,547 people were suffering from a number of afflictions from the haze caused by forest fires in the province over the past two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 26, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Perubahan Iklim

The Reality of Aid 2008 Theme Statement: Aid Effectiveness: Democratic Ownership and Human Rights

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RoA Management Committee
29 Jan 2008
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February 26, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Posted in Aid