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Indonesia update

Published by MAC on 2007-03-16

Indonesia update

16th March 2007

Adding to the long list of his interventions on behalf of Big Business around the world, UK prime minister Bliar has pushed for a new Indonesian law twhich would favour transnationals against the interests of the poor.

Many mining companies don't perform health studies on their operations, claims an Indonesian expert.

Following the recent ban on sand exports, the Indonesian government may now add granite to the list.

Despite its failure to deal with many long-standing associated with its nickel operations in Sulawesi, CVRD-Inco is now planning two new plants with a price tag of a billion dollars.

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