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Forest fires ravage Indonesia’s regions yet again. The environment and forestry ministry has sealed the properties of 52 companies affected by the fires, some of which were implicated in the major forest fires in 2015. The fires are partly due to wanting peatland restoration efforts. Although warned about the potential for fires since February, the government was late in anticipating the disaster.
Some feel that the pending Land Bill mainly benefits large business owners. During deliberations of the bill, the KPK detected some entrepreneurs planned to bribe administration officials and DPR members.
Nobody should be surprised when apartments in Jakarta and major cities in the country are later packed by foreigners.
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After seeing a decline in severe incidents of forest and land clearing fires in the past three years, parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan are once again smothered by toxic smoke. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has chalked the thick smoke up to the near lack of rain and the massive expanse of peatland being on fire.
IN a complaint letter by the Agriculture Ministry published in Tempo’s September 16-22, 2019, edition, it says that I initiated and facilitated – including providing helicopters - the inaugural construction of sugar factory PT Pratama Nusantara Sakti (PNS) in the Ogan Komering Ilir sub-regency in South Sumatra on May 22, 2017.
IT turns out that Machivelli—famous for his theory about power—also wrote comedy.