“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Foreign investors pledge support amidst economic crisis

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 03/24/2009 8:57 PM

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) talks with Acting Coordinating Minister for Economy Sri Mulyani (center) prior to a meeting with representatives from the International Chambers of Commerce for Indonesia at the state palace on Tuesday. The meeting is expected to discuss measures in coping with the impact of the economic crisis. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Around 40 leaders of foreign chambers of commerce and industry have pledged to stay investing, or even expanding their businesses, in Indonesia despite the global economic crisis.

The investors said they promised to expand their business and work together to weather the global economic crisis on the government’s promises.

“They say Indonesia is one of the world’s best kept secrets … We don’t live here because we have to. We live here because we want to ... because we believe in Indonesia,,” said Peter Fanning chairman of the International Business Chamber.

Sharing similar view, vice Jakarta Japan Club president and chief executive officer Marubeni Indonesia Komuro Seiji said not only would Japanese investors would maintain, “but also expand our business activities in Indonesia”.

The pledge comes with a request to the government to immediately fix flaws to help improve the business and investment climate.

“Things discussed in the meeting generally related to consistency and transparency of regulations. They (business communities) gave few examples,” Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said Tuesday on behalf of the government after two hours and a half of meeting at the State Palace.

She said foreign investors addressed about how many regulations made by the central government clashed with those made by regional administrations, or about inconsistency in regulations made by different government institutions.

“We have repeatedly said we are committed to fixing this issue, and we are fixing (this),” said Mari.

The meeting was led by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and also attended by numerous cabinet ministers, especially on the economy, and National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri, as well as Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Mohamad Suleman Hidayat and his Kadin colleagues.

The business players, Mari said, also demanded the government to solve ambiguities in a presidential regulation that governed businesses that were open and closed to foreign investment.

The list is required under the 2007 Law on Investment and governs a total of 338 business sectors, including 69 sectors that would be more open than before and 11 becoming more restrictive.

“The revision (of the regulation) is actually underway and we have discussed this with them,” she added.

She said foreign investors demanded more sectors to be open, but no specific sectors were requested in the meeting.

“We’re always balanced (when it comes to determine which sectors should be open or closed). (The decision relates to) job creation, efficiency improvement, etc,” said Mari.

“If there are sectors that we limit, there must be national interests involved,” she added.

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