On 16 August, as usual, the President addressed the House of Representatives (DPR), presenting the government's annual financial statement and draft 2013 State budget (known as APBN). Repeating the pattern of previous years, this latest draft budget does not hold out much hope of meaningful enhancement of public welfare. We, the Civil Society Coalition for Welfare-Based APBNs, have drafted an "Alternative Budget for 2013"; and we have identified several problems in the government's draft 2013 APBN, as follows:
"The government always claims that it runs on a tight budget and that it cannot afford to pay for fuel subsidies or procurement for the new Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] building, but here they are offering money to the IMF," Anti-Debt Coalition (KAU) program coordinator Yuyun Harmono toldThe Jakarta Post.
REPUBLIKA CO.ID., JAKARTA - Several Non-governmental Organizations reject government's plan to assist the funding for International Monetary Fund (IMF) in around a billion USD or similar to 9.4 trillion IDR. Earlier, Minister of Finance, Agus Martowardojo, said government would provide some money as loan to IMF to strengthen its capital.
Jakarta, June 19th 2012. On June 2012, two international meetings that determine the direction of world economy and environment will be taken place. The meetings will have an impact on the overall future of mankind and the earth. The meetings that will be held at a close time are Rio+20 Summit and G20 Summit. Rio+20 Summit will be held in Brazil on June 20-21 2012, while the G20 summit held in Mexico on June 18-19 2012just before the Rio +20 Summit. There are important agendas to be driven in the meetings, specifically greeneconomy that will be thrust in the Rio+20 summit and green growth as the agenda of the G20 summit.
For more than a year, a civil society group has been trying to access certain data and documents associated with the management of Jakarta's piped water system, which since 1998 has been run by two private, foreign-controlled companies.
Under Indonesian law, the information should be public. And the parties that hold it, both public and private, say they have no problem with its release.