"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … 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.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Taxes, labor laws cited as problems

Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Despite considerable macroeconomic improvements, Indonesia still needs to review its tax system and labor laws if it wants to compete with other countries in attracting foreign investment, American businesspeople say.

During a meeting with Industry Minister Fahmi Idris here Friday, the American businesspeople representing major multinational companies said the sales tax on luxury goods and uncertainty in labor laws remained major obstacles to foreign investors doing business in the country.

The businesspeople said the tax and labor problems made Indonesia less attractive than other Asian countries such as Vietnam.

Speaking to the press following the meeting, Minister Fahmi acknowledged the American businesspeople's concerns over the high luxury tax and labor problems.

The businesspeople asked the government during the meeting to review the luxury tax system, which they said hampered the sale of luxury goods such as expensive electronics products and cars.

Representatives of major American companies including Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Freeport McMoran, Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil, McDermot International and Oracle Corporation are currently visiting Indonesia as part of a trade mission organized by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

Besides meeting the minister of industry, the delegates also met with other government officials including Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

Fahmi said his department was coordinating with the Finance Ministry in reviewing the tax system, particularly the luxury tax.

The government imposes a luxury tax ranging between 10 and 50 percent. For auto sales, the rate of the luxury tax is 30 percent for a passenger car with an engine capacity less than 1,500 cc and 40 percent for autos with a higher engine capacity.

The local automotive industry has asked the government to impose a luxury tax based on prices rather than the type and engine capacity of vehicles.

U.S.-ASEAN Business Council president Matthew P. Daley said Indonesia also needed to change its labor laws to attract more foreign investors.

"Indonesia is known as the country which applies the biggest severance pay. If you compared the severance pay in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and even in the U.S., they are far lower than Indonesia's. You will find in that area, Indonesia is not competitive, especially in the labor-intensive industry sector," Daley said.

He said the government needed to adopt a national "single window system", under which all business permits needed by investors are issued in one place using an electronic system.

He welcomed the government's recent decision to enact a special regulation on free trade zones as "one approach that has been helpful for American companies to do business in Indonesia".

Earlier this month, the government issued three government regulations to make the entire area of Batam island and parts of Bintan and Karimun islands a free trade zone, in which all import tariffs, value added taxes, luxury good taxes and excise duties can be eliminated.

The council's director for Indonesian affairs, Christopher Anderson, said during the five-day visit here, four companies including Ford, Caterpillar, power company AES Agriverde and International Paper had indicated their intention to expand their businesses in Indonesia.

There are no details on investment plans.

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