Pointing the finger

Kompas – December 17, 2014
Pointing the finger

Man: They make a big fuss when there’s a disaster, after that they forget about it

While government officials continue to point the finger at each other following last Friday’s deadly landslide in Central Java’s Banjarnegara district that left more than 100 dead or missing, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency – which blamed the disaster on deforestation caused by illegal logging – said more than half the population now live in landslide prone areas as more and more people are forced of their land to make way for housing, industrial estates and palm oil plantations.