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Military to be deployed to fight illegal miners on Mt. Merapi

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang | Wed, August 12 2009 | 01:07 pm

PREMIUM Military officers will be deployed to monitor the closure of an illegal mining site on Mt. Merapi, Central Java, a legislator said Tuesday. The move is to ensure that local miners do not cause any more damage to the environment, he said. "Central Java Governor Bibit Waluyo has asked the legislative council for funding to shut down illegal mining operations, which are damaging the environ...