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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

TRANSPORTATION
140 Weighbridges-Slash-Extortion-Centers

TRANSPORTATION Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said about 140 weighbridges in several regions were centers of illegal payments. For that reason, the transportation ministry has decided to take over their management from local governments.

According to Budi, the takeover should be completed this month, but he has given local governments until January 1, 2017. "Many local governments still refuse to transfer weighbridge management," he said after a discussion titled 'Combating…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.