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Jakarta Post

Awards note progress in regional autonomy

  • Dina Indrasafitri and Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 26 2011   /  07:00 am

The Home Ministry issued a decree on Monday ranking the nation’s 33 provinces, 398 regencies and 93 cities on their implementation of regional autonomy.

“The government has decided on the ranking and status of the three top-performing provinces, which are North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi and Central Java,” Djohermansyah Djohan, the Home Ministry’s director general for regional autonomy, said on Monday in Bogor.

Djohermansyah was speaking during an event marking the 15th anniversary of regional autonomy in Indonesia. Twenty regencies and cities were also designated as best performers.

Delivering the event’s keynote speech, Vice President Boediono said he was optimistic that progress would continue on regional autonomy despite lingering problems.

“I found innovations springing up in regions previously limited by [central government] regulations,” Bo...