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Lagi, Masalah Tanah Ulayat, Warga Segel Kantor PT AWB

Lagi, Masalah Tanah Ulayat, Warga Segel Kantor PT AWB

Kamis, 19 Januari 2012 – 11:41:27 WIB | hit 134

Lagi, Masalah Tanah Ulayat, Warga Segel Kantor PT AWB
DHARMASRAYA, SOLagi-lagi masalah tanah ulayat warga yang belum juga tuntas oleh PT AWB berakibat puluhan warga Sikabau mendatangi PT Andalas Wahana Berjaya (PT AWB) serta menyegelnya. Praktis, aktifitas di PT AWB, sebuah perusahaan perkebunan milik Malaysia jadi lumpuh oleh puluhan masyarakat Nagari Sikabau kecamatan Pulau Punjung dan kaum ulayat Dt Gadang dan Kelompok Tani (Keltan) Mandiri Saiyo pada Selasa (17/1) lalu.
Kedatangan warga ke perusahaan perkebunan ini, adalah menuntut penyelesaian sengketa lahan yang tidak kunjung tuntas sampai sekarang. Dalam aksinya, mereka mengusung beberapa spanduk berisikan ketidakpuasan terhadap sikap PT AWB, diantaranya berbunyi, “AWB PT Illegal”, ada juga setelah ada kejelasan dari PT AWB, Kantor AWB baru bisa dibuka dan lainnya.
Koordinator aksi Surya Kusuma Azhari seusai menyegel Kantor AWB mengatakan, penyegelan kantor PT AWB tersebut sebagai rasa tidak puas masyarakat Sikabau atas sikap yang tidak fair yang dipertontonkan PT AWB.
“Masyarakat sudah muak melihat tidak adanya itikad baik dari PT AWB menuntaskan sengketa lahan, padahal kasus tersebut sudah cukup lama berlangsung mulai tahun 2005 lalu,” ucapnya.
Walau PT AWB sudah berulangkali membuat kesepakatan dengan masyarakat yakni tidak akan menggarap atau melakukan aktifitas di atas lahan yang bersengketa seluas 800 Ha dan ditetapkan sebagai status quo, namun kesepakatan itu terus dan terus dikangkangi PT AWB. Artinya, kesepakatan tinggal kesepakatan dan lahan bersengketa itu tetap digarap.
Sementera itu pada hari Rabu (18/1), ketika http://www.sumbaronline.com ingin konfirmasi ke pihak PT AWB tentang penyegelan kantornya oleh warga Sikabau, pihak PT AWB tidak mau komentar tentang masalah tersebut.
Menurut salah seorang staf PT AWB yang tak mau dituliskan identitasnya menyebutkan, bahwa suasana pasca penyegelan kantor PT AWB telah kembali normal dan aktifitas sudah kembali berjalan seperti biasanya.
Dilaporkan : EP

Indonesia komitmen tegakkan hukum di Papua

Indonesia komitmen tegakkan hukum di Papua

Rabu, 1 Februari 2012 21:47 WIB | 1458 Views

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Pemerintah RI berkomitmen menegakkan hukum dan perlindungan hak asasi manusia di Papua secara adil dan transparan sesuai hukum yang berlaku di Indonesia.

“Kami tegakkan hukum secara adil dan transparan sesuai hukum yang berlaku di Indonesia,” kata Menko Polhukam Djoko Suyanto menjawab ANTARA di Jakarta, Rabu.

Djoko menegaskan, pemerintah memiliki aturan hukum dan kedaulatan yang harus dihormati semua pihak.

Sebelumnya, Pemerintah AS melalui salah satu pejabat pemerintahnya meminta Indonesia untuk memperhatikan aspirasi masyarakat Papua terkait proses hukum terhadap lima aktivis yang melakukan makar.

Kelima aktivis Papua itu diancam hukuman penjara seumur hidup.

“Kami meminta Pemerintah Indonesia untuk menjamin keamanan dan menjaga proses peradilan berjalan sesuai dengan prosedur yang berlaku,” kata Juru Bicara Kementerian Luar Negeri AS seperti dikutip Kantor Berita AFP, Selasa (31/01).

AS juga mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia untuk tetap menanggapi keluhan dari warga Papua dan menyelesaikan konflik yang terjadi dengan damai. “Tentunya kami juga ingin melihat perkembangan pesat terjadi di Provinsi Papua,” katanya.

Ia menegaskan, Pemerintah AS mendukung dan menghormati integritas wilayah teritorial Indonesia. Ini termasuk wilayah Papua dan Papua Barat.

(T.R018/S023)Editor: Ruslan Burhani

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Ratusan hektare hutan di Karawang akan jadi lokasi pabrik

Ratusan hektare hutan di Karawang akan jadi lokasi pabrik

Rabu, 1 Februari 2012 14:13 WIB | 715 Views

Karawang (ANTARA News)  – Ratusan hektare hutan di Kabupaten Karawang, Jawa Barat, kemungkinan akan dialihkan menjadi areal kawasan industri, menyusul adanya dua perusahaan yang mengajukan perluasan areal kawasan industri dan zona industri di daerah tersebut.

Kepala Bidang Kehutanan Dinas Pertanian dan Kehutanan Karawang, Edi Herdiyanto, Rabu, mengatakan, dua perusahaan tersebut mengajukan perluasan wilayah kawasan industri dan zona industri di wilayah Kecamatan Telukjambe dan Ciampel.

“Dilihat dari rencana tata ruang wilayah Karawang, dua daerah itu cocok dan memang diproyeksikan sebagai kawasan atau zona industri,” kata Edi.

Dengan keterbukaan dan hati nurani Soenarko maka beliau telah bersedia menjadi tim sukses bagi kami. Dan Pak Soenarko sudah menyatakan setuju dan ketersediaannya menjadi tim sukses pasangan kami,”
(KR-MAK)

Editor: Aditia Maruli

 

China-Rusia Menentang Perubahan Paksa Suriah

01.02.2012 08:43

China-Rusia Menentang Perubahan Paksa Suriah

(Ap Photo)

PBB – China, Selasa (31/1), menentang keras penggunaan kekerasan guna menyelesaikan masalah Suriah, praktek untuk secara paksa mendorong “perubahan rejim” dan tindakan lain yang melanggar tujuan serta prinsip Piagam PBB dan norma dasar yang membimbing hubungan internasional.

Li Baodong, wakil tetap China untuk PBB, mengeluarkan pernyataan itu saat ia berbicara dalam pertemuan terbuka Dewan Keamanan PBB mengenai situasi saat ini di Suriah.

“Kami dengan tegas menentang penggunaan kekerasan guna menyelesaikan masalah Suriah, menentang keras praktek dorongan paksa bagi ‘perubahan rejim’ yang melanggar tujuan serta prinsip Piagam PBB dan norma dasar yang mengatur hubungan internasional,” kata Li.

“China telah lama melakukan pendekatan hati-hati terhadap sanksi,” kata Liga sebagaimana dikutip Xinhua –yang dipantau ANTARA di Jakarta, Rabu pagi. “Sanksi, yang bukan membantu menyelesaikan masalah, seringkali malah mengarah kepada menambah rumit keadaan.” China mendukung rancangan resolusi yang diusulkan oleh Rusia mengenai masalah Suriah, kata Li. Ia menambahkan ia juga memperhatikan rancangan baru yang dibagikan oleh Marokko pada Jumat (27/1) di Dewan Keamanan PBB.

“China siap bertindak sejalan dengan sikap yang berprinsip tersebut, dan terlibat dengan cara aktif dan konstruktif dengan semua pihak terkait guna mendorong penyelesaian yang layak bagi masalah Suriah melalui dialog politik,” kata Li.

Negara Arab dan Barat mendorong pengesahan rancangan resolusi gabungan mereka di Dewan Keamanan PBB guna menuntut apa yang mereka sebut “peralihan politik di Suriah, sementara teks rancangan Rusia menyeru semua pihak di Suriah agar mengakhiri kerusuhan.

Moskow juga memperingatkan agar kekuatan asing tak mencampuri urusan dalam negeri Suriah.

Rusia menyatakan, “Krisis Suriah hanya dapat diselesaikan melalui proses politik, yang dipimpin Suriah sendiri.” (Ant/Xin)

 

Pengusaha Cabut Gugatan UMK ke PTUN

Kamis, 02 Februari 2012 | 07:53 WIB

Pengusaha Cabut Gugatan UMK ke PTUN

 

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia (Apindo) akhirnya sepakat mencabut gugatan atas revisi Surat Keputusan Gubernur Banten di Pengadilan Tata Usaha Negara. Dengan pencabutan itu, langsung diberlakukan penerapan upah minimum kabupaten sesuai dengan revisi Gubernur. Demikian salah satu keputusan hasil pertemuan yang digelar pemerintah, pengusaha, dan serikat pekerja di Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi kemarin.

Menurut Menteri Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi Muhaimin Iskandar, pertemuan tersebut menghasilkan enam keputusan. Salah satunya, Apindo mencabut gugatan. Pertemuan difasilitasi pemerintah dengan melibatkan pengusaha dan perwakilan pekerja. Acara berlangsung di kantor Kementerian Tenaga Kerja.

Keputusan itu, menurut Muhaimin, selain Apindo mencabut gugatan dalam tempo satu minggu, juga Surat Keputusan Gubernur menjadi rujukan upah minimum kabupaten, perusahaan yang tidak mampu membayar boleh mengajukan penangguhan, dan semua pihak mengedepankan dialog bila ada masalah upah.

Penangguhan, kata Muhaimin, hanya diberikan kepada perusahaan yang benar-benar tidak mampu. “Ini untuk menghormati kemampuan perusahaan yang kapasitas produksinya memang kecil,” kata Muhaimin.

Pertemuan sempat ricuh karena para buruh menginginkan Menteri Muhaimin menemui mereka. Alasannya, para buruh datang ke Kementerian atas undangan Menteri. Dengan demikian, sebagai tuan rumah, Muhaimin seharusnya menemui para tamunya.

Pertemuan digelar terkait dengan ancaman buruh di Tangerang untuk memblokade jalan tol jika Apindo tak mencabut gugatannya ke PTUN. Sebelumnya, Gubernur Banten Atut Chosiyah merevisi upah regional Kabupaten Tangerang dan penetapan upah sektoral menjadi Rp 1.527.000 dari Rp 1.379.000. Apindo menilai revisi SK tidak melalui mekanisme penetapan upah.

Ketua Apindo Bidang Pengupahan Hariyadi B. Sukamdani menyatakan pengusaha mengalah atas desakan pemerintah. “Pemerintah tidak sanggup mengatasi situasi, kami diminta mengalah,” ujarnya kepada Tempo kemarin.

Menurut dia, meski mengalah, ada beberapa komitmen yang harus dipenuhi. Misalnya, pemerintah harus memberikan fasilitas penangguhan kepada perusahaan yang tidak mampu membayar upah sesuai dengan Surat Keputusan Gubernur. Pemerintah menjamin wibawa Dewan Pengupahan. “Artinya, kalau keputusan upah sudah dibuat berdasarkan rekomendasi Dewan Pengupahan, jangan diubah lagi.”

Sebaliknya, pengurus Aliansi Buruh Serikat Pekerja Kota Tangerang, Sasmita, menilai kesepakatan yang dibuat bersama pengusaha belum maksimal bagi buruh. “Karena masih adanya penangguhan pembayaran upah minimum kabupaten,” ujarnya.

Di Istana Kepresidenan, Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meminta tidak ada pihak mana pun menunggangi isu buruh untuk kepentingan apa pun. “Saya harap tidak ada kepentingan selain kepentingan para pekerja,” ujarnya kemarin.

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Rayap dan Parasit Incar Kursi Ketum Demokrat

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Rayap dan Parasit Incar Kursi Ketum Demokrat

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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 02:56

JAKARTA-Berbagai isu yang menyeret nama Anas Urbaningrum dimanfaatkan oleh sejumlah pihak untuk melengserkan Anas dari kursi ketua umum Partai Demokrat. Usaha pelengseran tersebut tampak kentara dan justru diduga diskenario oleh petinggi partai berlambang mercy tersebut.

Ketua Departemen Pemuda dan Olahraga DPP Partai Demokrat asal Bali I Gede Pasek Suardika menegaskan, Dewan Pembina Partai tidak berhak mengusulkan pergantian ketua umum, meminta ketua umum non aktif, meminta kongres luar biasa (KLB), atau menunjuk pejabat sementara (Pjs) ketua umum. Karena, berdasarkan pasal 14 ayat 3 AD Partai Demokrat, wewenang Dewan Pembina hanya sebagai pengarah dan pembinaan dalam menjaga nilai-nilai dan ideologi partai. Kongkretnya, Dewan Pembina Cuma berhak memberikan pengarahan dan pembinaan, tak berwenang mengganti atau melengserkan ketua umum, mengusulkan KLB, dan lain-lain.

Makanya, kalau rapat Dewan Pembina yang agendanya mengganti ketua umum, itu kesalahan materi rapat. Karena yang punya kewenangan mengganti ketua umum itu hanya kongres luar biasa, bukan 20 orang yang kumpul-kumpul sambil minum kopi lalu mengusulkan pencopotan ketum seperti mengganti kepala sekolah atau direksi perusahaan. “Secara logika, rapat Dewan Pembina Partai Demokrat kemarin itu tidak nyambung dan kalau ditolerir, mau dikemanakan suara DPD dan DPC se-Indonesia, apakah mereka dianggap sebagai asesoris saja,’’ kata Pasek Suardika kepada wartawan, kemarin.

Namun Pasek bersyukur setelah para seniornya yang duduk di Dewan Pembina membantah bahwa rapat tersebut untuk mencopot atau melengserkan ketua umum Partai Demokrat, Anas Urbaningrum. ”Harap tahu saja, pendukung Anas itu kuat, semakin Anas ditekan, dukungannya semakin mengkristal,” ujar Pasek yang anggota Komisi II DPR itu. Sementara Ketua DPP Bidang Hukum dan HAM, Benny K Harman mengingatkan kepada seluruh kader Demokrat supaya menghormati ketua umumnya. “Jangan sepelekan dia, karena menurut pandangan saya, publik sekarang ini menghendaki tokoh muda jadi pemimpinnya,’’ kata Benny.

Menurut Benny, semua pihak tidak bisa menuduh Anas terlibat dalam tindak korupsi tanpa fakta hukum yang jelas. Karenanya, proses politik di internal Demokrat juga belum bisa dilakukan selama tidak ada bukti hukum.Benny berharap para seniornya di Dewan Pembina menghormati proses hukum, karena segala sesuatu di partainya, diatur dalam AD/ART. ”Alasan pemberhentian ketua umum harus sesuai AD/ART, tidak bisa sembarangan,” tandasnya. Sementara, saat ditanya, apa saja agenda rapat DPP Partai Demokrat yang dipimpin Anas Urbaningrum, Benny menyebut, salah satunya membahas soal banyaknya rayap dan parasit yang menggerogoti Partai Demokrat.

“Kita akan membahas makin banyaknya rayap baik dan parasit baik yang berasal dari dalam partai maupun rayap kiriman,” ujarnya tanpa menjelaskan siapa yang dimaksud rayap dan parasit dari dalam dan luar partainya itu. Di tempat terpisah, Wakil Ketua Fraksi Demokrat, Sutan Bhatoegana mensinyalir ada kelompok ikan KOI (maksudnya, kelompok orang-orang yang menebar isu negatif) di internal Demokrat. Kelompok ikan KOI tersebut, ingin memakan Anas dan punya target lain untuk menghabisi Partai Demokrat.

“Ikan KOI ini kerjanya goyang sana goyang sini, kalau Anas Urbaningrum sabar, tabah, malah jadi asyik goyangan itu,’’ kata Sutan juga tanpa mau mengatakan terus terang kelompok mana yang dia maksud ikan KOI tersebut. Menurut Batoeghana, kelompok KOI ini tidak mendapat dukungan dari SBY. Tapi selalu saja berupaya untuk memakan Anas dan target lainnya. “Nggak ada yang beri makan karena mereka sudah punya makanan masing-masing. Sekarang Anas, tinggal memilah dan memilih,’’ katanya. Sependapat dengan Benny, Sutan Bhatoegana juga membenarkan adanya rayap-rayap yang berupaya menggerogoti Partai Demokrat.

Kata dia, rayap-rayap itu menghabiskan tiang penopang di Demokrat. ‘’Rayap-rayap itu bikin keropos. Beda dengan ikan KOI, kalau ngasih makannya tepat, nggak jadi masalah. Tapi kalau rayap bisa bikin kropos dan rayap itu harus disemprot sampai mati,’’ tandasnya. Rayap dan parasit itu juga yang paling bernafsu mengincar kursi ketua umum Partai Demokrat. Karena itu, tegasnya, sekarang Anas terus melakukan konsolidasi partai, karena kalau tidak, rayap-rayap tersebut dapat menghabisi Demokrat. ‘’Ya, kalau partai keropos, bagaimana bisa menang,’’ ujarnya. (dms)

 

Amandemen, Reformasi Kedua

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:54

JAKARTA – Amandemen adalah reformasi kedua. Pembahasan amandemen harus mengacu kepada konstitusi, baik UUD 45 yang asli maupun hasil amandemen. Tujuan amandemen adalah membentuk negara yang mencerdaskan kehidupan bangsa dan tentang masa depan Indonesia. “Karena kita membicarakan tentang masa depan Indonesia, maka kita harus tahu apa yang terjadi dengan masa depan nantinya,” ucap Prof. DR. M. Dimyati Hartono, SH Komite Restorasi Indonesia (KORI) di kantor ICIS Matraman, Jakarta, Selasa (31/1).

Ia Dimyati mengatakan, jika ingin sungguh-sungguh membangun masa depan yang baik, bangsa ini harus belajar dari kesalahan masa lalu, tanpa harus menyebut siapa yang bersalah. Tetapi melihat persoalan secara objektif itu yang penting. “Sampai saat ini kita rasakan bahwa rakyat, bangsa, dan negara kita tidak memiliki kesamaan tentang landasan bertindak dan berpikir yang didasarkan atas satu core value yang sama,” katanya.

Dalam rangka menyusun masa depan, konflik sistem ketatanegaraan dan konflik value yang terjadi. Membangun satu persepsi di antara semua komponen bangsa dan berpegang pada satu core value yang sama, akan menciptakan masyarakat yang adil dan sejahtera. Menurut Dimyati, amandemen kelima jangan hanya sebagai landasan berpikir, tetapi bagaimana melanjutkan reformasi Gelombang II. ”Sebab reformasi telah gagal. Jangan membangun masa depan dengan menggunakan konsepsi yang sudah gagal,” ujar Dimyati. Kaum reformis, katanya, dalam melaksanakan reformasi sejak awal 1998 sudah melakukan kesalahan dasar yang perlu diperbaiki di kemudian hari.

Dengan demikian, katanya, hal ini akan berguna bagi negara dan bagi KORI yang sudah lama memersiapkan banyak hal melalui restorasi amandemen secara keseluruhan, bahkan sudah mencoba menyusun konsepsi nasional di bidang politik, ekonomi, sosial, budaya, hukum, pertahanan negara. “Selamat berjuang membangun masa depan yang berdasar tata naskah konstitusi hasil restorasi amandemen UUD 1945,” tegas Dimyati. (fdi)

INDONESIA’S “FIGHT” FOR “TOLERANCE”

IBRAHIM ISA’S – FOCUS–
ON INDONESIA’S “FIGHT” FOR “TOLERANCE”
Thirsday, February 2, 2012
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– Religious conflicts and civilizing the civilians

– GKI Yasmin dispute heats up

– Address discrimination, GKI Yasmin tells SBY

– House-govt meeting on GKI Yasmin adjourned – again

– Banser NU guard GKI Yasmin Christmas mass

– Blocked by police, GKI Yasmin Christmas mass moves house

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RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS AND CIVILIZING THE CIVILIANS
Khairil Azhar, Jakarta | Wed, 02/01/2012

Shortly after the proclamation of Indonesian independence in 1945, a mob
of Muslims hurriedly moved to Tugu Church in North Jakarta. They wanted
to destroy the church since it was understood to be a symbol of
colonialism during the Dutch era.

On the arrival of the enraged horde, a Muslim leader, Haji Usman, stood
between them and the church. He sensibly took a risk, even with the
possibility that he would lose his life. In the end, he climbed a ladder
triumphantly. The mob cancelled its plans and dismissed itself.

Haji Usman simply said that euphoria should not be a reason to make a
straightforward decision. The independence of a nation, as far as it is
generically defined, must allow freedom to all parts of a society. There
should even be understanding and clemency granted for all people who
previously were categorized as the oppressors.

This Wednesday, almost 67 years later, along some streets and corners in
Greater Jakarta, we could see banners that publicly invite us to attend
a seminar entitled “Bahaya Desakralisasi”, the dangers of de-sanctifying
certain Islamic understandings.

The existence of these banners is, however provocative in sense of
religious diversity, guaranteed by the Constitution. They actually say:
“be careful of other religions and their adherents and be more careful
of other groups of Muslims with their double-dealing teachings.” It
wants to say: “let us tell you the truest Islamic teachings and then
join us for your good.”

In the name of democracy, especially in relation to the contests between
groups in the public sphere, these banners and the seminar might mean
the same thing. Yet, in terms of dissemination of religious hatred, it
actually violates the sense of security of the victimized groups.
Instead of promoting peace, the seminar is usually another repetition of
how the majority materializes their afflicting understanding.

Unfortunately, nobody dares to stand up and question the banners and the
content of the seminar.

On another side of a Jakarta street, across from Kalibata Cemetery for
Heroes, there are three giant banners. We can see no dissemination of
religious hatred. They only tell us that there will be a big Islamic
event in a near future at the National Monument (Monas) involving Muslim
youths, particularly native Jakartans (Betawi).

Yet these banners again represent the existence and “the dignity” of the
majority. They assert that the public sphere is becoming the sole
property of those who are, religiously, of mainstream and those who are
fortunately legalized by the state. We will never see any banners of the
afflicted minorities speaking of their own activities, even though many
of their ancestors might also be buried at the Cemetery for Heroes.

The unfair contestation over the public sphere, which can alternate with
religious violence, will endure as long as there are no referees fairly
managing the game. The state, which we should be leaning on in a
democracy, despite its multiple institutions and functionaries, also
seems so powerless in the face of the majority because of political
issues, vested interests and other reasons.

One of the more pragmatic alternatives is, of course, having a stronger
(or braver) civil society. All willing proponents of civil society must
keep asserting their voices to shape “official” public policies.

However, in the seminar “Police, Civil Society and Religious Freedom”,
held in Jakarta on Wednesday, we could unfortunately see how civil
society itself seems to have loosened its grip after the 1998 Reform.
The relentless violence in the name of religion reflects the failure to
establish “a civilized society” and, therefore, “civilized state
functionaries”.

The police, subject of much of the blame, would actually play a more
pivotal role in the hands of the state if our society had more power to
pressure them to act as they should.

Regardless of their many weaknesses, what can the police do, for
example, when 30 religious leaders have united to call for the expulsion
of Shiites in Sampang, Madura? What choice do they have when a ruling
party conversely wants something different from what the constitution
and its derivatives stipulate?

Hundreds of figures like Haji Usman are badly needed. Society needs
people who really come to comfort the afflicted in a civilized fashion
instead of comforting themselves with the suffering of others. We might,
for example, need them to police the police forces.

In the time being, we somehow have to depend on existing religious
organizations and their influential figures. Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and
Muhammadiyah, despite their internal theological disputes related to
“blasphemy”, must help to police the frauds in our society. At least
then we can see them play important roles in the “religious game of
violence”, without any more blood being spilled.

While we are hoping that a critical juncture in our history will happen
soon, civilizing ourselves and people around us is another alternative.

Can we, for example, initiate a discussion with our workmates over
coffee or with our families at a dinner table about how the future of
the children of the Ahmadis in Lombok and the Shiites in Sampang, due to
unnecessary religious conflicts, is in jeopardy because they can’t go to
school?
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The writer is a researcher at the Paramadina Foundation, Jakarta.//

GKI YASMIN DISPUTE HEATS UP
The Jakarta Post, Bogor, West Java | Sun, 01/Feb. 2012

Survivors: In this April 12, 2010, file photo, the congregation of the
Indonesian Christian Church hold Sunday service in an empty lot in front
of their church in Taman Yasmin, Bogor, West Java, after the municipal
administration sealed off their church for no known reason. (JP/Theresia
Sufa)The atmosphere became heated around the GKI Taman Yasmin church in
Bogor, West Java, on Sunday when a number of people tried to prevent the
church’s congregation from conducting a Sunday service.

Their attempt was countered by a number of police officers from the
Bogor Police and the West Java Police, who erected a barricade between
the congregation and the opposing party.
Some of the opposition called out names of the church’s executives.

“Please, I advise other people not to follow [what the protesters are
doing]. Let the officers [do their job],” Bogor Police deputy chief
Comr. Irwansyah said on Sunday morning as quoted by kompas.com(mtq)/

ADDRESS DISCRTIMINATION, GKI YASMIN TELSS SBY
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 01/29/2012

Holy protest: Congregation members of the GKI Taman Yasmin church,
located in Bogor, West Java, hold a Sunday service in front of the State
Palace in Central Jakarta. The service was part of a protest over
perceptions of continued repression and intimidation by the Bogor
administration, which has refused to uphold a Supreme Court ruling
giving the congregation the right to holding services inside the sealed
church. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)Hundreds of congregation members of the GKI
Taman Yasmin church, which is situated in Bogor, Greater Jakarta, staged
a protest on Sunday in front of the State Palace.

They demanded President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono address the continued
discrimination and intimidation against the church’s congregation

“We came here so that the highest leader would help settle this problem,
for the sake of the supremacy of law and preservation of diversity in
Indonesia,” GKI Yasmin spokesman Bona Sigalingging said Sunday as quote
by kompas.com

He said members of the GKI Yasmin congregation still faced intimidation,
with two attempts in the last one month by Bogor public order officers
and hard-line group members to disperse the congregation during a Sunday
service.

“We received circular information on behalf of the Bogor Mayor that told
us not to conduct services in our church or its surroundings. This is a
form of intimidation,” Bona said.

The Bogor administration, which has cited problems with the church’s
permit, has barred the congregation from conducting religious services
inside the church for more than two years, defying a 2010 Supreme Court
ruling that guaranteed the congregation’s right to holding services at
the church.

The peaceful protest was held amid pouring rain. Dozens of police
officers were seen standing guard. (iwa/mtq)
——————

HOUSE-GOVT MEETING ON GKI YASMIN ADJOUNRED – AGAIN.
On Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church (GKI Yasmin) issue has been
canceled again.

The House of Representatives adjourned the meeting, which was initially
scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the request of the government as
the relevant ministers had to attend a Cabinet meeting at the State
Palace at the same time.

“[The meeting has been canceled] because there’s a Cabinet meeting this
afternoon,” Deputy House Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso said Wednesday as
quoted by kompas.com

He said that the ministers due to have attended the GKI Yasmin meeting
were Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko
Suyanto, Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali, National Police
chief Gen. Timur Pradopo, a representative from the National Ombudsman
Commission, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, Bogor Mayor Diani
Budiarto, GKI Yasmin executives and lawmakers from House Commission II
overseeing domestic governance, Commission III on security and VIII on
religion.

/GKI Yasmin spokesman Bona Sigalingging said the church executives had
not been told of the cancellation./

“/The church representatives have already departed for the House. Ibu
Sinta Nuriyah Wahid [wife of former president Abdurrahman Wahid] will
accompany us,” said Bona as quoted by ///kompas.com///./

/It is the third time the government has canceled meetings to discuss
the GKI Yasmin issue; the ones scheduled for Dec. 13 and 16 last year
were also canceled drawing criticism from the GKI Yasmin executives and
lawmakers about the lax attitude of the government toward the prolonged
GKI Yasmin issue. (mtq)/
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BANSER NU GUARD GKI YASMIN CHRISTMAS MASS
Ahmad Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, Bogor, West Java | Sun, 12/25/2011 /

Survivors: In this April 12, 2010, file photo, the congregation of the
Indonesian Christian Church holds a Sunday service in an empty lot in
front of their church in Taman Yasmin, Bogor, West Java, after the
municipal administration sealed off their church for no known reason.
(JP/Theresia Sufa)Dozens of members of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) youth wing
Ansor (Banser NU) guarded the Christmas mass of The Indonesian Christian
Church Yasmin (GKI Yasmin) in Bogor on Sunday.

Banser members were seen directing traffic in front of a house on Jl.
Cemara, Taman Yasmin, Bogor.

The house was used for the mass as police banned members of GKI Yasmin
for conducting the mass in their nearby sealed church.

———————

BLOCKED BY POLICE, GKI YASMIN CHRISTMAS MOVES HOUSE
Ahmad Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, Bogor, West Java | Sun, 12/25/2011

Dozens of members of the Indonesia Christian Church (GKI ) Yasmin joined
a Christmas mass in a house at Taman Yasmin Housing complex in Bogor,
West Java, on Sunday.

They moved the mass to the house after police banned them from
organizing the mass in their nearby sealed church.

Hundreds of police officers closed access to the church on Jl. KH
Muhammmad Nuh.

While a handful of protesters staged a rally protesting the church,
several inter-faith activists and public figures joined the mass,
including singer Glenn Fredly, legislator Lily Wahid and Innayah Wahid,
the youngest daughter of former president Abdurrahman Wahid.

Brimob Tembak Warga, 3 Aparat Dibacok

Brimob Tembak Warga, 3 Aparat Dibacok

Di tengah bentrokan, lima warga di perbatasan Sumut-Riau terkena tembakan anggota Brimob

Jum’at, 3 Februari 2012, 00:04 WIB
Arry Anggadha, Gestina Rachmawati

VIVAnews – Kasus bentrokan akibat sengketa lahan kembali terjadi. Kali ini terjadi di perbatasan Sumatera Utara-Riau. Akibat bentrokan itu, 5 warga terluka akibat terkena tembakan anggota Brimob. Sedangkan dari pihak Brimob juga jatuh korban sebanyak 3 orang.

“Korban tidak hanya dari warga, tapi juga dari anggota kami. 3 Anggota Brimob terkena bacokan warga dan saat ini dirawat di puskesmas setempat,” kata Kapolda Sumatera Utara, Inspektur Jenderal Wisnu Amat Sastro, saat berbincang dengan VIVAnews.com, Kamis 2 Februari 2012.

Menurut Wisnu, dari pihak warga, ada 5 orang yang terkena tembakan dari anggota Brimob. Sedangkan seorang satpam PT Mayzumah Agro Indonesia juga mengalami luka-luka akibat aksi massa. “Informasi yang kami terima, satpam itu saat ini kritis,” jelasnya.

Wisnu menjelaskan, aksi massa ini dipicu saat PT Mayzumah hendak mengelola lahan seluas hampir 6 ribu hektar dengan menggunakan alat berat. Namun, masyarakat desa Batang Kumuh, kecamatan Tambusai, kabupaten Rokan Hulu, Riau, merasa lahan yang akan digarap PT Mayzumah itu adalah miliknya. “Warga datang dan meminta pekerjaan itu distop, tapi pegawai tidak mau,” ujarnya.

Karena tidak mau menghentikan pekerjaan, menurut Wisnu, warga kemudian menyerang pekerja. “Kemudian terjadi kerusuhan,” ujarnya. Dan saat itu, menurut Wisnu, ada lima anggota Brimob yang sedang berjaga dan mencoba menghalau keributan.

Akibat bentrokan ini timbul korban di tiga pihak yakni warga, perusahaan, dan brimob.

Sebelumnya, Kuasa hukum warga Desa Kumuh, M Nasir Sihotang, kepada VIVAnews menyebutkan warga yang terkena tembakan tersebut adalah Osmar Sihombing (30 tahun), Franky Dolok Pasaribu (30 tahun), Nomos Sihombing (34 tahun),  Johanes Sitorus (35 tahun), Ranto Sirait (27 tahun) dan Joni Sihotang (58). “Mereka sedang masih dirawat di rumah sakit umum daerah Rohul,” kata Nasir, Kamis 2 Februari 2012.

Seperti diberitakan sebelumnya, peluru dari senjata Brimob tersebut bersarang di tubuh korban. Ada yang di kaki, paha dan ada juga di pantat.

“Kejadiannya tadi siang pukul 11.00 WIB. Saat itu perusahaan asal Sumut, PT Mazumah Agro Indonesia, mengerahkan alat berat ke lahan milik warga yang berada dalam wilayah Riau. Karena PN Pasirpengaraian sudah memenangkan warga, maka warga menolak alat berat itu masuk ke lahannya,” terang Nasir. (ren)

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47 tanda RRC mengalahkan Amerika

47 tanda RRC mengalahkan Amerika

suryana <gsuryana@indo.net.id>,in: tionghoa-net@yahoogroups.com , Friday, 3 February 2012, 1:19
Seingatku postingan sejenis sudah pernah aku kirim ke millis ini, hanya
tidak ditambah dengan pemerintahan Obama.

sur.
++++++++

Have you ever watched a football game or a basketball game where one team
dominates the other team so badly that calling it a “blowout” would be a
huge understatement? Well, that is what China is doing to the United States.

China is absolutely destroying America on the global economic stage. Once
upon a time, the Chinese economy was a joke and the U.S. economy was the
most powerful the world had ever seen. But over the past couple of decades
the U.S. economy has decayed and declined while the Chinese economy has
skyrocketed.

Today, China makes more steel, more automobiles, more beer, more cotton,
more coal and more solar panels than we do. China has the fastest train in
the world, the fastest computer in the world and they export twice as much
high-tech equipment as we do.

In 2011, our trade deficit with China was the largest trade deficit that one
nation has had with another nation in the history of the world, and China
has now accumulated more than 3 trillion dollars in foreign currency
reserves.

Every single day, we lose more jobs, more businesses and more of our
national wealth to China.  In technical economic terms, China has “taken us
out behind the woodshed” and has beaten the living daylights out of us.
Unfortunately, most Americans are so addicted to entertainment that they
don’t even realize what is happening.

If you do not believe that China is wiping the floor with America in front
of the rest of the world, just keep reading.  The following are 47 signs
that China is absolutely destroying America on the global economic stage….

#1 Back in 1998, the United States had 25 percent of the world’s high-tech
export market and China had just 10 percent. Today, China’s high-tech
exports are more than twice the size of U.S. high-tech exports.

#2 America has lost more than a quarter of all of its high-tech
manufacturing jobs over the past ten years.

#3 The Chinese economy has grown 7 times faster than the U.S. economy has
over the past decade.

#4 In 2010, China produced more than twice as many automobiles as the United
States did.

#5 In 2010, China produced 627 million metric tons of steel.  The United
States only produced 80 million metric tons of steel.

#6 In 2010, China produced 7.3 million metric tons of cotton.  The United
States only produced 3.4 million metric tons of cotton.

#7 China produced 19.8 percent of all the goods consumed in the world during
2010.  The United States only produced 19.4 percent.

#8 During 2010, we spent $365 billion on goods and services from China while
they only spent $92 billion on goods and services from us.

#9 In 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was 6 million dollars for the
entire year.  The final U.S. trade deficit with China for 2011 will be very
close to 300 billion dollars.  That will be the largest trade deficit that
one nation has had with another nation in the history of the world.

#10 The U.S. trade deficit with China is now 28 times larger than it was
back in 1990.

#11 Since China entered the WTO in 2001, the U.S. trade deficit with China
has grown by an average of 18% per year.

#12 According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs
$27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China.

#13 According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a
million jobs to China every single year.

#14 The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing
jobs since the year 2000.

#15 The United States had been the leading consumer of energy on the globe
for about 100 years, but during the summer of 2010 China took over the
number one spot.

#16 15 years ago, China was 14th in the world in published scientific
research articles.  But now, China is expected to pass the United States and
become number one very shortly.

#17 China is also expected to soon become the global leader in patent
filings.

#18 In 2009, the United States ranked dead last of the 40 nations examined
by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation when it came to
“change” in “global innovation-based competitiveness” over the previous ten
years.

#19 China now awards more doctoral degrees in engineering each year than the
United States does.

#20 China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire planet.

#21 China now has the world’s fastest train and the world’s most extensive
high-speed rail network.

#22 The construction of the new $200 million African Union headquarters was
funded by China.

#23 Today, China produces nearly twice as much beer as the United States
does.

#24 85 percent of all artificial Christmas trees are made in China.

#25 Amazingly, China now consumes 53 percent of the world’s cement.

#26 There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations
combined.

#27 China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the
entire globe.

#28 Chinese solar panel production was about 50 times larger in 2010 than it
was in 2005.

#29 Right now, China is producing more than three times as much coal as the
United States does.

#30 China controls over 90 percent of the total global supply of rare earth
elements.

#31 China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to
the operation of U.S. defense systems.

#32 According to author Clyde Prestowitz, China’s number one export to the
U.S. is computer equipment.  According to an article in U.S. News & World
Report, during 2010 the number one U.S. export to China was “scrap and
trash”.

#33 The United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs a
month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

#34 Back in the year 2000, more than 20 percent of all jobs in America were
manufacturing jobs.  Today, only about 5 percent of all jobs in America are
manufacturing jobs.

#35 Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing
jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North
Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were
lost.

#36 The average household debt load in the United States is 136% of average
household income.  In China, the average household debt load is 17% of
average household income.

#37 The new World Trade Center tower is going to be made with imported glass
from China.

#38 The new MLK memorial on the National Mall was made in China.

#39 A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted a while back found that 61
percent of all Americans consider China to be a threat to our jobs and
economic security.

#40 According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23
manufacturing facilities a day closed down in the United States during 2010.

#41 Overall, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States
have shut down since 2001.

#42 According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million
more U.S. jobs could be sent out of the country over the next two decades.

#43 Over the past several decades, China has been able to accumulate
approximately 3 trillion dollars in
foreign currency reserves, and the U.S. government now owes China close to
1.5 trillion dollars.

#44 According to the IMF, China will pass the United States and will become
the largest economy in the world in 2016.

#45 According to one prominent economist, the Chinese economy already has
roughly the same amount of purchasing power as the U.S. economy does.

#46 According to Stanford University economics professor Ed Lazear, if the
U.S. economy and the Chinese economy continue to grow at current rates, the
average Chinese citizen will be wealthier than the average American citizen
in just 30 years.

#47 Nobel economist Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago is
projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S.
economy by the year 2040 if current trends continue.
If the global economy was a game, America would be losing very badly and
China would have all the momentum.

Unfortunately, the global economy is not a game.  Very real businesses and
very real jobs are affected by this every single day.

Barack Obama keeps talking about how “the economy is improving”, but the
reality is that we have never even gotten close to where we were back before
the financial crisis of 2008.
The following chart (which I pulled off a Fed website today) shows the
average duration of unemployment in America.  Does this look like an
economic recovery to you?….

The Obama administration tells us that the official unemployment rate is
only 8.5 percent, but that is a joke.  Even the Congressional Budget Office
admits that the official unemployment rate should actually be somewhere up
around 10 percent.

But the real story is the number of long-term unemployed workers we have in
America today.
According to the Hamilton Project, approximately 53 percent of all
unemployed workers in the state of Florida were out of work for more than
six months during 2011.

But Barack Obama seems absolutely amazed that there are still so many
unemployed people out there during his “economic recovery”.  Just check out
the following interaction that took place between Obama and one concerned
wife during a recent appearance by Obama on Google+….

“Can I ask you what kind of engineer your husband is?,” Obama said to the
wife of the unemployed engineer.
“He’s a semiconductor engineer,” she responded.
“It is interesting to me — and I meant what I said if your send me your
husband’s resume, I’d be interested in finding out exactly what’s happening
right there because the word that we’re getting is that somebody in that
type of high-tech field, that kind of engineer, should be able to find
something right away.”
Obama does not realize that it is not so simple to “find something right
away” in this economy.
We have been shipping high-tech jobs overseas at a blistering pace.  The
jobs simply are not there anymore.

In Europe, unemployment is even worse.  Just check out this chart which
shows what has been happening to youth unemployment in Europe recently.

In both the United States and Europe, a great disconnect has taken place.
Just because big corporations in the U.S. and in Europe are doing well, that
does not mean that they are going to provide good jobs for workers in the
U.S. and in Europe.

These days, it is way too easy for big corporations to ship jobs over to
places like China where it is perfectly legal to pay workers slave labor
wages.

So unless something changes, that means that from now on there will be
chronic structural unemployment problems in the United States.

That also means that the number of Americans dependent on the government is
going to continue to increase.

And unfortunately, there are signs that the economy is about to experience
another downturn.  Consumer confidence in the U.S. is falling once again.
The Baltic Dry Index, which is often used as a measure of the health of the
world economy, has fallen more than 60 percent since October.

Perhaps most importantly of all, Europe is heading into a recession and
several European nations are already experiencing depression-like
conditions.

Considering the fact that half of all global trade involves Europe in some
manner, that is not a good thing for us.

So if you have a job right now, you might want to hold on to it tightly.
Jobs are precious commodities at the moment, and they are going to become
even more scarce in the years ahead

Read more:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/47-signs-that-china-is-absolutely-destroying-america-on-the-global-economic-stage#ixzz1lFVVFvU4

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