After Weeks Of Earthquakes
Lombok’s endless earthquakes have crippled government offices in the region. Problems abound, from uneven aid distribution to poor inter-institutional coordination, with the disaster status debate proving to be a challenge.
LAST Thursday, an unloaded truck entered the Sambelia subdistrict office compound in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The truck came to a stop in front of the district’s disaster command post. A passenger exited and hurried to meet Sambelia subdistrict head Zaitul Akmal. "Pak, we were sent by the village head to pick up equipment," said the man claiming to represent the Padak Guar village.
According to the man, the head of Padak Guar village...