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Jakarta Post

Three Lapindo execs set eyes on regent post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 6 2010   /  01:06 pm

Three senior executives of the Lapindo Brantas Inc. oil and gas company in the center of mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo regency in East Java, are set to contend for the regency's top position. The three have nominated themselves to run in the upcoming Sidoarjo regency election. Although issues concerning the compensation of those affected by the disaster remain unresolved, Yuniwati Teryana, the company's vice president of public relations and social affairs, has been seeking political figures, societal elements and clerics in Sidoarjo, for her campaign to be regent. "My nomination has nothing to do with the compensation or company interests. I'm not a politician, but I have the right to run for election," Yuniwati told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Her two colleagues in the Bakrie Group of companies - PT Minarak Lapindo Jaya's commissioner Gesang Budiarso and operationa...