"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. …

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Foreign debt ‘mafia’?

The Jakarta Post | Sun, 05/09/2010 11:00 AM | Opinion

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono assigned the judicial mafia taskforce to pay attention to certain areas susceptible to corruption such as the police, the judiciary, the Attorney General’s Office, illegal logging, tax evasion and land ownership.

Observers said that there should be special attention paid to foreign debt corruption. Is there really foreign debt corruption?

A study by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) on “the Strategy to Promote the Performance of Foreign Aid” (2004) found indications of project-seeking activities both by

donor agencies and government agencies implementing loan-funded projects.

The study revealed that although there were some successful projects, the absorption level was still low and many of the projects did not achieve the maximum benefits as planned.

There were two main causes why the loan-funded projects could not achieve the maximum benefits.

First, the ownership of the implementing agency was low, or they had no sense of responsibility for the success of the project.

Second, there were mutual interests between the staff of the implementing government agencies and the staff working in the donor agencies.

The staff in the government agencies needed foreign funds for projects in their ministries in order to get more budget allocated as matching funds from the annual state budget. The bigger the budget allocation meant more income for the staff in the ministries.

On the other hand, the staff in the creditor agencies needed more loans for Indonesia. The more loans there were, the more the overhead costs for the creditor agencies would be, which meant job security for the staff in the creditor agencies.

The additional or higher income for the government staff and the job security for the staff in the creditor agencies to some extent become the major purpose of the contract for new loans, rather than for promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Indonesia.

Foreign loans also involved brokers that were suspected of being involved in illegal activities, and companies that did not perform according to the contracts. The following cases are two of many cases that are suspected as involving the “mafia” in the contract and its implementation.

First, the German warship debt. In 1992, Indonesia purchased 39 ex-East Germany warships from Germany. The warships were old and designed for cold water and short-range operations.

To purchase and repair (in fact, totally overhaul) these old and almost wrecked ships, Indonesia signed several loan contracts with Germany.

The reparation and overhaul of most parts of the ships were done in Germany and in Indonesia.

During the contract process, Indonesia and Germany used third parties. The broker from Germany was later found to be involved in various illegal activities related to public funds fraud and the illegal weapons trade.

Various researches and public media investigations, both in Germany and in Indonesia, proved that these ships were not needed by the Indonesian Navy, as a modern Navy.

The victims in the case were the three national news weeklies in Indonesia (Tempo, Editor and Detik) that exposed the unusual transactions, which were banned in 1994.

Until now, Indonesia is still paying the debt to Germany, while only few of the ships are still used by Indonesian Navy, though with low operational capacity.

The Indonesian people have had to relinquish opportunities to enjoy a better life since the government has had to repay the debts incurred by irresponsible actors from both countries.

Second, the Norwegian wave power plant on Baron Beach. In 1994, the Indonesia and Norwegian governments signed a loan contract for developing a wave power plant on Baron Beach, Yogyakarta. The implementer of the project was a Norwegian company, called Indonor.

The government of Indonesia borrowed money from Norwegian government to pay the Norwegian company to implement the project. The implementing agency from Indonesian side was the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT). The BPPT paid the total amount to Indonor but, in fact, there was no project at all implemented in the field.

Upto now there has been no indication of any activity on the development of a wave power plant on Baron Beach, although the project has been counted as completed.

Today, the Indonesian government is paying the debt, with interest, to Norway, for a project that never existed.

There are many other cases that indicate fraud and the involvement of a “mafia” in the area of foreign debt, both from the Indonesian side and the creditor agencies side. As a result, the poor of Indonesia have to sacrifice opportunities to climb out of poverty, misery and destitution, since the government budgets that are expected to support their efforts to be free from poverty are used to repay the foreign debts that have no relation at all with the national development agenda.

These cases show that there are foreign loans that are made not to support development programs, but to fulfill the business interests of the “mafias”, both from creditors’ side and the Indonesian government side.

The actors from the creditors’ side do not care whether the debts violate the rights of the people in the debtor countries; they care only about the job security of the agency’s staff and the profits for the “mafias”. If the governments do not cancel these debts, it will mean that the governments too are protecting the “mafias”.

The writer, the executive director of the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), is doing research and advocacy on foreign debt and economic justice.

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