Gentlemen, Revolutionaries, Scholars & Bules
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#41043 - 18 Jan 07 00:39 Corruption & Tsunami Aid
riccardo Offline
Pujangga

Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
I saw a couple of posts with some speculation on what's gone wrong with Tsunami Aid and why 90% of Australia's pledged money has not yet been delivered. Here's an article from SPERO news that helps to explain:

-----------------------------------


Aceh: Tsunami aid blocked by corruption
More than 97 billion rupiahs disappear in the pockets of government officials

Two years after the tsunami and a year and half since the start of reconstruction, Aceh remains one huge building site. The quake and the tsunami wave that killed more than 167,000 people on December 26, 2004, also left half a million homeless and many millions displaced, but only 57,000 permanent and 15,000 temporary housing units have been built out of 120,000 that are needed.

Inflation is delaying the reconstruction process. The early estimated price tag of €$ 4 billion is now 6. For Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW), improper actions, fraud and lack of coordination are the most important reasons.

ICW executive Firdaus Ilyas strongly urged the Aceh Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (BRR) to accelerate its reconstruction efforts in northern Sumatra. He also insisted that “corruption in the BRR should also be handled with serious measures”.

According to the ICW, 97 billion rupiahs (€ 8 million) were lost due to corruption of BRR officials.

In a country where corruption is endemic, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had appointed Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, a man known for his probity, to chair the BRR. But even he seems to be unable to change things.

Various NGOs have complained that local building contractors are not respecting their contractual obligations and instead of building quake-proof homes in an area where quakes are weekly events are putting substandard units but are still being paid for the full cost.

Predominantly Christian Nias Island (Aceh is predominantly Muslim) is getting less aid. Nias Christians have complained that the BRR has failed so far to rebuild any home or infrastructural project on the island. “There are many complaints among Nias survivors since the island has not yet risen from its rubbles,” said Anies Baswedan, from the Indonesian Survey Institute.
_________________________
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.

Top
#41045 - 18 Jan 07 00:42 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: riccardo]
riccardo Offline
Pujangga

Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
Here's a recent blurb on the subject from The Guardian:

"...$12 billion in funding has been committed to recovery and reconstruction projects, critics claim that billions of aid dollars have been misappropriated, or simply not been disbursed, causing victims to live in crowded tent camps or temporary homes.

Corruption has also marred the process, with several nongovernment organizations forced to delay projects or rebuild homes after contractors and suppliers ran off with funding."
_________________________
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.

Top
#41046 - 18 Jan 07 00:47 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: riccardo]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
Pooh Bah

Registered: 09 Oct 05
Posts: 10790
Loc: Centre of the Universe
Quoting: riccardo
Corruption has also marred the process, with several nongovernment organizations forced to delay projects or rebuild homes after contractors and suppliers ran off with funding."

indonesia banget ...
_________________________
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated

Top
#41098 - 18 Jan 07 10:13 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: riccardo]
dolphin Offline
Member+++

Registered: 07 Jan 07
Posts: 337
Loc: auckland, nz
LOL Riccardo
_________________________
simply and naturals

Top
#41102 - 18 Jan 07 11:18 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: dolphin]
Roy's Hair Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 08 Nov 06
Posts: 3974
Loc: jakarta
yeah, can't say I'm surprised
_________________________
Chinese like more traditional patterns on their ring.

Top
#41141 - 19 Jan 07 00:54 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: Roy's Hair]
Macan Tutul Offline
Pujangga Muda

Registered: 02 Dec 05
Posts: 1502
Loc: Jungle and cage ;)
Yeah no wonder frown
_________________________
" Don't be shy with yourself, you have lots of talent without you notice....that's human, just be who you are."

(Memoirs of 3/3/2007)

Top
#41198 - 19 Jan 07 03:52 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: Macan Tutul]
Piss Salon Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 27 Jun 06
Posts: 4039
Loc: Jakpus
To Hollywood?

American educated Rebel fights brutal occupying force for 20-odd years, jailed, tortured, escapes from prison when tsunami breaks down prison walls, helps negotiate peace, elected governor, turns round sorry state-of-affairs in province by cracking down on corruption, model adopted Indonesia wide, elected President of the republic, Indonesia wins medal in Olympic games.
_________________________
place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes

Top
#41310 - 20 Jan 07 01:12 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: Piss Salon]
Roy's Hair Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 08 Nov 06
Posts: 3974
Loc: jakarta
Quoting: Piss Salon
Indonesia wins medal in Olympic games.


Yeah, that last one requires a bit of a stretch of the imagination. This would be the men's freestyle crouching beside the road event would it?
_________________________
Chinese like more traditional patterns on their ring.

Top
#41400 - 20 Jan 07 10:08 Re: Corruption & Tsunami Aid [Re: Roy's Hair]
Capt. Mainwaring Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 16 Aug 06
Posts: 3225
Loc: here
Quoting: Roy's hair
Quoting: Piss Salon
Indonesia wins medal in Olympic games.


Yeah, that last one requires a bit of a stretch of the imagination. This would be the men's freestyle crouching beside the road event would it?


With extra points for silly comments made to bules , and kreteks toked.
_________________________
I also made a vegetarian version,with tempe and tofu chunks for myself and others.Get over it.
Kosong.Wolo.Setunggal.Setunggal.Setunggal.Kosong.Pitu.Setunggal.Kosong.Wolo=Tempik

Top


Moderator:  NetCop