Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mining Dispute in Penajam

In the dispute between Mandiri Sejahtera Energindo and Pasir Prima Coal, the former's camp briefly held lead. In May, three judicial institutions agreed that Mandiri Sejahtera has the right to mine in the Penajam Passer Utara Regency, East Kalimantan. But in early June, the company experienced a setback.

Conflict between the two mining companies has lasted nine years. In mid-November 2008, Mandiri Sejahtera obtained a coal-mining concession in…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.