Archive for May, 2002

The IMF predicament

Monday, 27 May 2002 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, 27 May 2002 – Opinion & Editorial

It has been 5 years since the first intervention of the IMF in Indonesia in October 1997. Based on its prescription the structural adjustment program (SAP) devised to assist Indonesia in its recovery from the severe economic crises, the IMF has dictated its policies to the government using the sacred vows of the Letter of Intent (LoI) and Memorandum of Economic & Financial Policy.

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The politics of information technology

Monday, 27 May 2002 Leave a comment

Features – The Jakarta Post, 27 May 2002

by Yanuar Nugroho

Internet users throughout Indonesia must sense something was wrong between May 5 and May 10, when it took longer than usual to connect to the Internet.

Yes, the problem was not a common one. Domestic Internet traffic plunged, as it had to be re-routed via a foreign bandwidth. And yet, non-domestic traffic went on with no problem at all. Even sites owned by the central government (with the suffix were unable to be accessed. Why did this happen?

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Genetic modification: Recognizing the ambiguity

Monday, 13 May 2002 Leave a comment

Opinion & Editorial – The Jakarta Post, 13 May 2002

One of the issues to be raised at the WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development) in Johannesburg in September 2002 is the controversy over the so-termed “genetically modified” (GM) or “transgenic” organisms that have started to worry people in many parts of the world.

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Fighting the world order to save the earth

Friday, 3 May 2002 Leave a comment

Opinion and Editorial – The Jakarta Post, 3 May 2002


Next month Indonesia will host an international conference in Bali. “The Government of the Republic of Indonesia has the honor and great privilege to host the Preparatory Committee meeting at the ministerial level leading to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to be held in Bali from May 27 to June 7, 2002.” That is the message we can find at WSSD’s website, welcoming the Fourth Preparatory Committee (PrepComIV) meeting which is aimed at concluding discussions on far-reaching actions to propel the sustainable development agenda forward.

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