Narrating the Story of Mining in Renah Sekalawi: Key Takeaway from the Discussion of the Future of Mining Sector in Lebong District

By: Erwin Basrin* People of Rejang living in Lebong District, Province of Bengkulu, have a long history in managing the extractive industry, particularly mining industry. The history of mining is attached to mythology, tenure history, identity, even in the culture of Rejang people in Lebong. Pinang Belapis, Renah Sekalawi, and Kutai Belek Tebo are the[…]

Public Information Service Will Manifest the Good Governance

Transparency is one of important elements in manifesting the good governance. As Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that there are four elements that will manifest the good governance, i.e: accountability, participation, predictability, and transparency. Norman foster ilustrated the government should be like a glass dome, where all people could see the activity was going in.[…]

Poverty Data and Lack of Data

Poverty and gap are problems that is faced by local government and many countries. Thats why the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targets to decline the poverty. Indonesia’s government in Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has distributed much fund for poverty alleviation/ In 2007, the budget allocation arround Rp. 53,10 Billion, in 2011 arround Rp. 96,10 billion, and[…]