Predatory republic

Kompas – January 21, 2012
Predatory republic

Man: The predatory republic?

Headline reads: Agrarian Law. Roll reads: Land Management.

Against the backdrop of violent land disputes in Lampung, South Sumatra and Bima, thousands rallied outside the State Palace last week in another push for long-awaited agrarian reform. Land disputes, often resulting in clashes between communities and security forces employed by mining and plantation companies, are expected to increase this year with the enactment of the pro-business land acquisition law.