The Jakarta Post, 27 October 2003 : opinion & editorial
During the international trade talks last month in Cancun, Mexico, South Korean leader of its farmers’ and fishers’ union, Lee Kyung-hae, 54, stabbed himself at a violent protest. The former lawmaker, who later died, had earlier climbed a high security fence and waved a banner that read “WTO kills farmers”.
With regard to the controversy upon his death, he may have been correct in addressing that concern.
The Jakarta Post, 23 April 2003 – HEADLINE NEWS
by Yanuar Nugroho,
Founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former United States senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day has grown into a global event. This year, April 22 marks the 33rd celebration of Earth Day, a day when people around the world hold events to honor our planet and to remind everyone about the importance of our ecosystem.
The Jakarta Post, 13 March 2003 : Opinion & Editorial
From 161 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Indonesia, only 145 are registered and the other 16 are unregistered as SOEs, yet they hold the status of state body corporations (perusahaan jawatan or perjan). Only 11 of the 145 registered SOEs handed over dividends worth Rp 21 trillion to the state. The other 134 SOEs, contributed nothing financially to the state. Hence the office of the State minister for State Enterprises is in the process of liquidating 17 unprofitable state-run hospitals, to be either sold out or changed into a “corporate” hospitals, Suara Merdeka reported last year.
The Jakarta Post : Opinion & Editorial, Saturday, March 01, 2003
by Yanuar Nugroho
A short message service (SMS) on the morning of Feb. 25 read, “Please help invite as many economists, stock and market analysts and other professionals as possible, to come to the Attorney General’s Office this Tuesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. to support Lin Che Wei.” Being aware of what business would likely do to protect its interests, I spontaneously circulated the message among my inner circles and colleagues.
THE JAKARTA POST – Opinion & Editorial, Monday, 15 July 2002
by Yanuar Nugroho
Beware. In the coming years, we in Indonesia may have to pay more not only for our drinking water, but also for bathing and watering flowers at home. We may also have to pay for permission to dig a well in our backyards.
Worse, farmers and villagers may no longer be able to access water from rivers or springs, for corporations will already have been given the right to access all water resources.