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Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir
As the disbursement period for the special autonomy fund comes to an end in 2021, many demonstrations erupt in Papua. Several parties refuse an extension of the special autonomy fund and instead demand a referendum. To quell the ruckus, the home affairs ministry hastens deliberations on revision of the Special Autonomy Law.
The Wave of Resignation in Kuningan
Dozens of structures, shops, and illegal stalls are mushrooming on the shores of Youtefa Bay in Jayapura, Papua, which is a protected forest zone. Mangrove forests are cut, land is filled and zoned. A number of Papuan officials are allegedly the owners of structures on the Holtekamp Beach area. The rowing venue construction project for the National Sports Week (PON), to be held next year, is believed to not have a permit. The environmental damage is increasingly threatening the sustainability of the waters and mangrove forests’ ecosystem, and the lives of the community on the shores of Youtefa Bay. This report is written in cooperation of Tempo magazine, Tempo Institute, and Jubi.co.id.
Development and construction at Youtefa Bay, including the Youtefa Bridge and the rowing venue for the 2021 National Sports Week, are considered to have a serious impact on the ecosystem of the waters in that region. Waste disposal and mangrove deforestation are on the rise.
Back to Nature
A MAN from the Anak Dalam tribe or Orang Rimba is preparing to plant cassava in his field in Pelepat, Bungo, Jambi, Friday, October 2. Dozens of Orang Rimba community members choose to live in their plantation area for fear of the Covid-19 pandemic./ANTARA FOTO/Wahdi Septiawan
A famous dream—one that marks an era—is told of Baghdad in the 9th century: