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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Targeting Pelindo II

For a long time, nothing had been heard about the House of Representatives (DPR) Special Committee for the Pelindo II case when suddenly it dropped a bombshell. Established in 2016 at a time of tense relations between Minister for State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Rini Soemarno and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the Special Committee ordered the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to carry out an investigatory audit. Last month, the…

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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.