Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 05:29
The Constitutional Court amended the 1999 Forestry Law (UUK) so that customary
forests are not state forests.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 02:39
With a daily production volume averaging at 86 million tons on normal days,
Freeports's ceased operations may cost the state US$1.82 million a day.
Thursday, 22 September, 2011 | 17:04 WIB
Thousands in Jambi Protest President Yudhoyono's Visit
TEMPO Interactive, Jambi:At least 1,000 demonstrators coming from all walks of life packed the streets of Jambi on Wednesday, objecting to a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The demonstrators pointed out there was no need for Yudhoyono to visit them because they did not believe such a visit would benefit the people.
President Yudhoyono landed in Jambi on Wednesday to visit the region until Sept. 23. He is scheduled to inaugurate the Sumatra customary institutions meeting and was planned to receive the Jambi customary title. The public laid out banners protesting the president’s visit and the politicization of customary institutions. The protesters did not forget to point out projects in Jambi allegedly linked to Muhammand Nazaruddin, the former treasurer of the ruling Democratic Party, which is currently being processed by the attorney general’s office.
Heru Lelono, the Presidential Special Staff for Communication and Information, said on Wednesday that the visit was a routine one. “[Yudhoyono will discuss about] plantation, fisheries, housing, tourism, and attend the invitation from the Sumatra Melayu community and tarbiyah Islamiyah,” said Heru via text messaging.
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