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Urgently needed: The indigenous peoples bill

  • Wimar Witoelar
    Wimar Witoelar

    Founder of Intermatrix Communications, which advises the civil society group Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)

Jakarta | Fri, October 13, 2017 | 07:23 am
Urgently needed: The indigenous peoples bill On the edge: A family of the Orang Rimba tribe lives in a flimsy hut deep in the jungle of Jambi. The Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) said indigenous people in Indonesia had often suffered discrimination and human rights violations by the government, especially on land disputes. . (thejakartapost.com/Iman D.Nugroho)

PREMIUM Nowadays, the House of Representatives is the object of public disdain because of the members’ involvement in numerous corruption scandals and the blatant transactional politics that is becoming standard practice. Much of this disrespect is well deserved, especially in the light of expectations of the post-1998 euphoria of democracy and governance.

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