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MINISTER of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar gave the subsidiary of Rajawali Corpora, owned by tycoon Peter Sondakh, the permit to build a road for transporting coal in Harapan Forest in Jambi and South Sumatra. Before issuing the permit, Minister Siti even went as far as revising a regulation that would have prohibited building the road. The Harapan Forest restoration area, which is a natural habitat for Sumatra’s endemic animals, will be split by the 26-kilometer-long and 60-meter-wide road. Besides destroying trees in the secondary forest, at a value of over Rp400 billion, the mining road will also threaten biodiversity and indigenous communities, and will open the opportunity for illegal loggers to enter the restored production forest. This report is completed in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center, through the Rainforest Journalism Fund program.
Around the end of June, Agrapinus Rumatora alias Nus Kei suddenly found his home in the Green Lake Housing Complex, Tangerang, Banten, stormed by dozens of thugs.
The phase III clinical trial of Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s Covid-19 vaccine has generated a lot of interest from prospective volunteers. Four days after the open registration began, over 1,000 volunteers have signed up for the trial conducted by the research team from the faculty of medicine of the Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java.
The Tiger Day
Students of the Bawang State Middle School are studying on the roof of the public bathroom to get stronger Internet connection in Sigemplong village, Batang Regency, Central Java, Thursday, July 30. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the school’s management implements the in-class learning mode and the remote learning method, where students can study at home. The school sets up free Internet networks in five different locations around the village so that students can access online study at home./ANTARA/Harviyan Perdana Putra
It’s the weekend And we’ve had enough of death