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Demands for new regencies, province revive in South Sulawesi

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Makassar   /   Mon, August 31 2009   /  11:56 am

Regional autonomy is deemed ineffective, but requests for autonomy remain strong in South Sulawesi, where two new regencies and a new province are demanding immediate autonomous status, namely South Bone and Central Luwu regencies and Luwu Raya province. South Bone is part of Bone regency, while Central Luwu is part of Luwu regency. Earlier, Luwu was separated into Luwu, North Luwu and East Luwu regencies, and Palopo muncipality. Of the two prospective regencies demanding autonomy, Central Luwu is the most ardent to separate because its establishment has strategic value and is the key to form the Luwu Raya province. Regencies that support Luwu Raya's bid to become a province are Luwu, East Luwu, North Luwu and Palopo municipality, but are short of a regency, thus the motive to separate Luwu and form Central Luwu The provincial administration has yet to approve it alth...