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Jakarta Post

More mudflow victims assured of payout from government

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 12 2008   /  10:18 am

Victims in three more villages affected by the mudflow in Sidoarjo, East Jakarta, will receive compensation under the revision to the 2007 presidential regulation currently being finalized. Cabinet secretary Sudi Silalahi said Wednesday he would submit the revised regulation to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono soon after he received the draft from the Public Works Ministry. "I will process the draft with the State Secretary and then submit it to the President for approval," Sudi said after meeting with Abdul Rahim, representative of victims from the three villages. The revision was made to incorporate compensation for victims in Besuki, Kedungcangkring and Pejarakan, the three villages that were not covered under the presidential regulation on area boundaries and victims affected by the sludge. Rahim said about 2,000 families in the three village...