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EDITORIAL: Cementing options for people


    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, March 22, 2017 | 08:07 am
EDITORIAL: Cementing options for people Kendeng farmers prepare to put their feet into concrete blocks in front of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on March 15, to protest the construction of state cement manufacturer Semen Indonesia's factory in Rembang, Central Java. (JP/Bagas Rahadian)

PREMIUM Opposition to government policies is normal in a democracy like Indonesia, where setting public policy even at the lowest, subdistrict level involves consulting with people as the most affected party. Consultation definitely has its limits, but wisdom does not, in particular if a policy could harm not only the people but also nature, as in the case of the controversial plan to build a cement facto...