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, February 15, 2013

SBY Orders Lapindo to Fully Compensate Mudflow Victims

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite, February 14, 2013

Victims of the Lapindo mudflow rally in front of the State Palace for World
Human  Rights Day. The protestors demanded that the government prosecute
those responsible for a mud volcano that inundated much of their town. (JG
Photo/Safir Makki)
              
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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday strongly criticized Lapindo Brantas, the oil and gas company that some scientists blame for the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster, for not fulfilling its obligation to compensate the victims.

“I got a report that Lapindo still has not completed its responsibility and Rp 800 billion ($83 million) is still not paid,” Yudhoyono said on Thursday.

Yudhoyono expressed his concern after receiving reports that the area inundated by the mudflow was also threatened by the impact of recent heavy rains.

“I have heard reports saying that there are some unfinished matters that disrupted our efforts to contain the Sidoarjo mudflow,” he said.

Yudhoyono urged Lapindo Brantas, a company partly owned by presidential hopeful and Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie, to honor its pledge.

“Please convey this message to Lapindo: that they should keep their promise. If you play around with people you will carry the sins to the afterlife, tell them that,” he said.

Golkar leadership board chairman Hadjriyanto Thohari said he rejected speculation that Yudhoyono’s criticism was a political shot at his party.

“I don’t think it was an attack against Golkar because structurally there is no connection between Lapindo and the party,” said Hadjriyanto, who is also a deputy speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR).

Agung Laksono, the coordinating minister for people’s welfare and a Golkar deputy chairman, also denied that Yudhoyono’s Lapindo critique was politically motivated.

“It was in line with the discussion with the minister of public works, so it was not political at all,” he said.

Agung said Lapindo had paid Rp 3 trillion in compensation to the mudflow victims thus far.

“It’s true that the payment has not been completed, but it doesn’t mean they haven’t paid at all, let’s just wait,” he said.

The Sidoardjo mudflow in East Java — which began in May 2006 after a blowout at one of Lapindo’s natural gas wells — destroyed hundreds of homes, swamped 720 hectares of land and displaced thousands of people.

Lapindo Brantas has long denied it was the cause of the mudflow, instead blaming an earthquake in Yogyakarta, hundreds of kilometers to the west.

The company only agreed to compensate victims within the boundaries of the affected area.



Satellite picture received from Ikonos Satellite Image on May 29, 2008 shows
 the mud volcano and its surrounding area in Sidoarjo, East Java. (AFP/Ikonos
 Satellite Image)

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