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Kukar Regency the Least Transparent in East Kalimantan

3 October 2013 Kutai Kartanegara (Kukar) Regency is the least transparent region in providing information to the public, according to a survey by Pokja 30 and National Secretariat of Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA). From 100 percent score, Kukar only scored four percent while Samarinda and the East Kalimantan Provincial Government scored 11 percent and 16 percent respectively. “All …

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Mataram Scores Best in Information Openness

3 October 2013 The Indonesia Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA) has placed Mataram as the region with the highest rate of information openness compared to several provinces and regencies that were surveyed. West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)) FITRA secretary general Ervyn Kaffah said in a discussion in Mataram that FITRA conducted survey in four provinces (NTB, East Java, Riau and Kalimantan) …

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Tanjung Harap Village Triumphs over PTPN in Information Dispute

2 November 2013 The Central Information Commission (KIP) on Wednesday (30/10) ruled in favor of People’s Right to Education Advocacy Center (Sahdar) representing Tanjung Harap Village, Serdang Bedagai Regency, in information dispute with PTPN3 Kebun Sarang Ginting. The KIP stated that PTPN3’s arguments for rejecting information request fro Tanjung Harap Village were unlawful. “The requested information, which is copy of …

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With Transparency, Klothok Village Achieves Rp1.6 Billion

24 October 2013 The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Fitra) opined that there would be no poverty at villages around oil and gas projects if the government’s programs were right on target, transparent and accountable. Fitra Analysis and Advocacy coordinator Miftahul Huda said poverty around oil and gas mining is not a new problem even though the villages contain abundant …

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Banda Aceh, City with Best Implementation of Public Information Openness Law in Aceh

7 November 2013 Banda Aceh City has been ranked first by the Aceh Information Commission (KI) in the implementation of public information openness in 2013 based on evaluation towards government agencies. Aceh KI chairman Afrizal Tjoetra said the goals of the evaluation were to: Accelerate implementation of public information openness law and Information Commission regulation about public information service standards. …

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HMI Sues 11 Government Agencies for Refusing Information

14 November 2013 Eleven agencies in the Southeast Sulawesi (Sultra) Province Government were tried by the Central information Commission (KIP) on Wednesday (13/11/2013) as they provided no response to requests for budget and working plan (RKA) and budget execution documents (DPA) from the Kendari branch of the Islamic Students Association (HMI). “Almost all of them didn’t provide any answers which …

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Police Continue Investigation on Fictitious BOS Funds Case in Kupang

11 December 2013 The East Nusa Tenggara’s (NTT) Anti-Corruption Unit continues their investigation of alleged corruption of School Operational Assistance (BOS) funds for junior high school students in Kupang in the amount off Rp23 billion in 2011 and 2012. The BOS fund, which are managed by the Kupang Youth and Sport (PPO) Agency, have allegedly had its data of recipient …

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KPU Urged to Draft Election Information Openness Regulation

7 February 2014 The General Elections Commission (KPU) must issue a regulation about information openness to speed up the spread of information about elections as voters need it. “Requesting information, starting from submission of request to public bodies to information dispute resolution in the Information Commission, can take around 161 days while time span of appealing for election dispute is …

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Tegalrejo Residents Demand Village Government Transparecy

4 December 2014 WONOSARI – Residents of Tegalrejo, Gari, Wonosari protested at Gari Village Hall on Monday (01/12/2014) as they were concerned with the village government’s policies that seem to exclude them. There were even local residents’ marriage that was handled directly by the village government without going through hamlet first. “People demand transparency. There should be hamlet’s involvement if …

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East Java KIP Drafts Guidelines for Information Services

12 January 2015 The East Java Information Commission (KIP) will draw up technical guidelines for information service standards in village level as an initial step to prevent financial misappropriation in village level, especially with the incoming village fund of Rp2 billion in 2015. East Java KIP commissioner Mahbub Junaidi said the guidelines formulation is in its final phase and expected …

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East Kalimantan PWI Calls for Transparency

1 April 2015 “This is a warning for working units (SKPD) and institutions that are still not transparent in this era of public information openness. Those who are ‘stingy’ in giving information will be subjected to one-year imprisonment.” The above statement was conveyed during a press conference with South Kalimantan Governor about public information openness in South Kalimantan at East …

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Ganjar Pranowo: Villages Must Have Public Information

7 April 2015 Every village should have public information for their villagers so that they know about the funds used to develop their villages, as stated by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo. According to Ganjar, in order to be able to provide such information, villages need to improve their capacities by participating in courses held by the Village Empowerment Agency …

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