Daily Archives: 2014-05-06

Indonesia sends “firm message” to forest fires culprits

Agricultural communities in Indonesia are now more aware of the dangers of the slash-and-burn techniques of clearing land, and they are adopting more sustainable ways to manage them, said Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He was speaking at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on Monday. The event, organised by the Center for International Forestry Research and co-hosted by the …

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Booting out the (local) boys in blue – is that the key issue?

By Howard Lee Would you accept foreigners in your police force? That would seem to be the question raised by the people in charge of our police force, expressed at the recent Police Workplan Seminar. Except that it is not nearly a question as it is an indicator of things to come. “We need, to some extent, some sensitivity to …

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