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Ministers want Namru-2 shut down

  • Tony Hotland

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 26 2008   /  10:33 am
ON THE SCENT: State Minister of Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman (left) discusses the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Two, NAMRU-2, during a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs. (JP/P. J. Leo)(left) discusses the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Two, NAMRU-2, during a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs. (JP/P. J. Leo)

ON THE SCENT: State Minister of Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman (left) discusses the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Two, NAMRU-2, during a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs. (JP/P. J. Leo) Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari couldn't have been louder when she shouted "No" to the extension of the agreement with the United States Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (Namru-2) at a hearing with lawmakers here on Wednesday. However, she was puzzled when asked how the President really felt about it. "I've told the President the lab's useless, the cooperation degrades our sovereignty and it should be shut down. He told me to shut it if I think it's no use. But I can't say about his conversations with other people." The House of Representatives' Commission I overseeing defense, inform...