Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Indonesia's local governments doing little to boost investment climate

2007-12-01 13:25:22

JAKARTA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Many regency and municipality administrations in Indonesia have done nothing to improve the investment climate in their regions, according to local media on Saturday.

A survey, conducted by the Regional Autonomy Monitoring Committee (KPPOD), a body established by Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently showed that 31 percent of the 2,000 ordinances reviewed have done nothing in improving the investment climate, the Jakarta Post said.

The 2,000 ordinances are only a small portion of the 7,000 ordinances issued by regency and city administrations since the enactment of the Local Autonomy Law in 2001, which gave local administrations more power to manage their own economic affairs.

"Some ordinances have even resulted in the double taxation of investors," executive director of the committee Agung Pambudhi quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying.

Ordinances introduced in Tangerang and Serang, both in Banten, for example, require companies to provide full-protection insurance for employees both during and outside work hours, he said.

He also said that the long and costly bureaucratic procedures for obtaining business licenses needed to be replaced with one-stop services in every locality in the country.

Agung said that this year, a total of only 180 regions had established one-stop services out of the country's 460 regions.

Unfortunately, there were no sanctions that could be imposed on local governments that had not complied with the decree, despite the urgent need to improve the country's investment climate, Agung added.

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