Under the Radar
The Home Affairs Ministry's announcement on regional autonomy last August did not exactly inspire optimism. Since more authority was handed over to regional governments in 1999, 361 regional chief executives 343 regents and 18 governors have been involved in corruption cases. That number does not include regional chief executives rounded up by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since December last year.
Most of the regional leaders implicated were involved…
Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.