Prejudice at the Polling Booth
When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…
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THE meeting on the fifth floor of Graha Merah Putih, the office of Telekomunikasi Indonesia in Jakarta, on the first Wednesday in August was attended by all of the company's commissioners. Only one item was on the agenda: approving a corporate action plan on the swap of the shares belonging to Dayamitra Telecommunications (Mitratel), a tower company jointly owned by Telkom and Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBIG).
According to plan, an approval letter from the board of commissioners would be sent to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan following the meeting.