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Critics take aim at traveling Riau execs

Outrageous, isn't it? Hey, Indonesians - your favorite ________ sucks! I'm so glad I don't live there!

Critics take aim at traveling Riau execs
Fadli, The Jakarta Post, Batam

Riau Islands officials are coming under increasing fire for overseas trips they claim will help draw investment to the province.

Officials from the provincial administration and the legislative council recently went on separate trips to China and South Africa.

Critics say the jaunts violate regulations governing official travel, and are nothing more than taxpayer-funded vacations.

One group of officials, led by Riau Islands Governor Ismeth Abdullah, went to China from April 21-24. The delegation consisted of staff members from the local offices of the Investment Coordinating Board and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), as well as members of the legislative council's commissions I and III.

There are no details on how many people traveled to China, except that seven legislators were among the delegation.

Another group of officials, led by Riau Islands Deputy Governor Muhammad Sani, went to South Africa. Those taking part in the trip included members of the local trade and industry offices, Kadin and the legislative council's commission II.

The exact dates of the South Africa trip are not clear.

The trips reportedly cost around Rp 356 million each, with the money coming from the provincial budget.
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OK...This was a little interesting and I wouldn't have read it except for this thread.

Updated:2007-04-27 15:11:05
Dead Man Travels Unnoticed on Train
JAKARTA, Indonesia (April 27) - A dead passenger traveled unnoticed for at least half a day on an executive passenger train, an Indonesian newspaper reported Friday.

Anxious family members found the body of Edy Haryanto, 55, sitting in a locked lavatory on Thursday afternoon, more than a day after he had boarded with a group of friends in the central Javanese town of Tegal, the Warta Kota newspaper reported.

His family became worried when Haryanto didn't get out at the station in Jakarta at the end of the 6-hour journey and his cell phone went unanswered.

The body traveled back and forth between Tegal and Jakarta before a janitor told the family he had been unable to clean one lavatory because the door was locked, the report said.

The cause of the death was not immediately clear, but Haryanto had recently suffered a stroke, it said.

Dina Nurhandayani, the man's 29-year-old daughter, said she planned to file a complaint of negligence with the state-owned train company PT Kereta Api Indonesia.

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