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Incoherence in the debate over ‘privatization’

  • Mohamad Mova Al’Afghani

Jakarta | Sun, July 22 2012 | 11:10 am

PREMIUM The term “privatization” is contentious and controversial but despite the controversy it causes, people often have no common understanding on what it actually means. As a result, debates on privatization are often misleading and incoherent.

When Law No. 7/2004 on Water was submitted for judicial review at the Constitutional Court, petitioners argued that the law was intended to privatiz...