Well, looks like the lesser of evils won the presidential election in Indonesia, though neither has spoken out about natural resource management. All I care about are the rainforests and its inhabitants, the orangutans, tigers and elephant…s.The US-trained, murderous, and wannabe dictator, from the Suharto era, who promises an authoritarian regime (?!) appears to have lost. I guess that’s a win for the environment, though presumed winner Joko Widodo is a former FURNITURE EXPORTER (Try doing that without illegally chopping down protected forests?!) — but we won’t know until July 20.
Read a New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/world/asia/indonesian-election.html