Thursday, 06 September, 2012 | 21:35 WIB
What’s For Sale Again?
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Indonesian Ministry of Defense and the Indonesian Army claims it has no knowledge of the site www.privateislandonline.com, which reportedly puts up information of islands which are up for sale. Among the pictures recently put up, are images of Gambar Island on the Java Sea and Gili Nanggu in Lombok, being offered up for over US$725,000.
"We haven’t heard about the sale of Indonesian islands," said Defense Minister, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, on September 5. Gambar Island is listed at a price of US$725 thousand, or the equivalent to Rp6.8 billion. Gili Nanggu Island, which covers an area of 4.99 acres, is offered for US$9.9 billion. It has a number of facilities including 10 cottages, seven bungalows, a restaurant, a mini bar, rooms, and a turtle breeding area. The government promises to investigate. "We’ll look into it, but until now there is none [no information]," he said.
AYU PRIMA SANDI