A New Film Titled “Behind 98′′

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MNC Pictures will release its latest movie titled “Di Balik 98” (Behind 98) on January 15. The film, which was previously titled “Di Balik Pintu Istana” (The Palace Behind the Doors), is a drama set on the 1998 May Riots where Indonesian university students and activists overthrew the late President Soeharto from power. [Continue reading]

Hashim’s Biofuel Business: Potential Conflict of Interest?

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One of the policies proposed by the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) in the environment sector is to implement the aren (Arenga pinnata) tree program. The program aims to preserve nature as well as to develop renewable energy program for the nation. This is interesting given that Hashim Djojohadikusumo, the co-founder of Gerindra, through Arsari Group, has expanded expanded his aren tree plantations in various provinces across Indonesia to produce bio-ethanol. [continue reading]