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Jakarta Post

Indonesia facing glut of new regions

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 20 2012   /  08:11 am

The government and the House of Representatives are blaming each other for the proposed establishment of the North Kalimantan province, along with 18 new regencies and municipalities.

The House’s plenary session on Thursday agreed on draft bills for the creation of 19 new regions.

The Home Ministry said it was disappointed with the House’s decision to accept the proposals for the new regions. “We respect the House’s initiative rights, but it should have turned down the proposals in respect of [the government’s] moratorium,” ministry spokesman Raydonnyzar Moenek said, in reference to the moratorium against the formation new regions between 2009 and December 2012.

He added that North Kalimantan and the others were not included in the ministry’s grand design for Indonesian regions for 2025, despite references to areas on the border with neighboring count...