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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Friday, June 18, 2010

Officials on Trial to Get Boot: SBY

Jakarta Globe, Abe Silangit, June 17, 2010

The president has suggested that once governors and district heads were tried for graft, they should be promptly suspended and replaced.

Regional officials charged with corruption will be dealt with swiftly and decisively if President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has his way, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.

Minister Gamawan Fauzi said the president had suggested that once governors and district heads were tried for graft, they should be promptly suspended and replaced.

“How can regional leaders concentrate on their responsibilities to the people if they are busy dealing with their own cases? This is the problem facing the nation,” Gamawan said, adding that a total of 150 governors and district heads have been charged with corruption since 2004.

Yudhoyono recently approved a list of legal measures that could be used against erring public servants. He has also issued permits to police and prosecutors to investigate such cases.

“The president has said, ‘No more corruption cases.’ So when a regional leader is named a defendant in a criminal case, he will be replaced,” Gamawan said.

The main reason why provincial officials were often charged with corruption, Gamawan added, was their inability to manage regional budgets based on existing regulations.

“The president has called for capacity building among regional officials, because they need to improve on their financial management skills,” Gamawan said. “We cannot let these officials fall into legal disputes.”

Gamawan said the president also raised the issue of massive spending in local elections. This year, a total of Rp 3.55 trillion ($39 million) has been spent in 244 districts across the country, with each candidate spending an average or Rp 5 billion.

“The president said these candidates should cut down on their spending. The money being spent may put an added burden on the candidates. Ultimately, it may lead to offenses,” Gamawan said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the House of Representatives are currently discussing ways to reduce spending in local elections, including limiting the number of participants during a campaign.

“Inviting a big crowd has proven to be very costly, for any candidate,” Gamawan said.

Another option was for candidates to be voted into office by members of the provincial legislative council instead of by direct election.

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