Tag: Indonesia

How Not to Build a Power Plant: a Tale From Java Island

The battle in Batang encapsulates all the elements of Indonesia’s struggle to forge a modern economy out of a scattered archipelago of thousands of islands that relied for centuries on farming and natural resources. The loss of precious land, fear of unemployment and pollution, allegations of corruption, and distrust of change permeate the family feuds and protests that have become part of local daily life.

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