Monday, December 17, 2007

Pelalawan District Head detained

Monday, 17 December 2007
Pekanbaru (EoF News)—Pelalawan District Head Tengku Azmun Jaafar was detained by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta on Friday (14/12/2007) in charging with alleged corruption by issuing logging licenses to 15 companies. Read more

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The bog barons: Indonesia's carbon catastrophe

Wednesday, 05 December 2007
By Fred Pearce, New Scientist -- 1 December 2007
I AM standing in the heart of the world's second largest tropical peat swamp, the Kampar bog in central Sumatra, watching the swamp's water drain away along a small canal. Across the western side of the bog there are dozens more drains. The peat bog is bleeding to death before me.
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