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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Questioning the Moratorium

Minister for the Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar finally lifted the moratorium on land reclamation work on Island D in Jakarta Bay—which initially went into effect on May 11, 2016—on Wednesday last week. However, before the ban on work for those island developers was lifted, Kapuk Naga Indah submitted a request for a building usage rights (HGB) certificate. This certificate, which grants land development rights, was issued before the…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

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.