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Activists slam Jokowi’s vision, calling it not environmentally friendly

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South Sumatra forest fire task force members try to extinguish a fire on peatland. (JP/Yulia Savitri)
Kharishar Kahfi
Jakarta   ●   Thu, July 25, 2019

Supporters of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo cheered when the president-elect gave his first speech on July 14, titled “Indonesian Vision”, after his win in the 2019 presidential election.

The speech highlighted Jokowi’s goals in his second term, which will start on Oct. 20. One of his visions is to lure investment to create more job opportunities.

“Therefore, anything that obstructs investment must be trimmed, such as slow or complicated permit processes, especially illegal charges. Be careful, going forward I guarantee that I will chase, I will control, I will check and I will beat [them] up if necessary! There should no longer be any obstruction to investment because this is the key to creating more jobs,” Jokowi said in his speech.

Unlike his supporters, environmentalists have slammed the presid...

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