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Today’s demonstrations to target House of Representatives

Detik.com - March 18, 2008

Ken Yunita, Jakarta – Three protest actions will enliven the House of Representatives (DPR) in Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday March 18. Each of the three protests will be taking up different demands.

As announced by the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre, the first action will begin at 9am and involve around 250 people. The protest, which will be calling for the ratification of the Draft Law on the Establishment of Aceh Leuser Antara (ALA) province, is being organised by the Preparatory Committee for the Formation of ALA Province.

The second action, which is being held by the Peoples Movement for the Trial of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support Scheme Corrupters (GERAK BLBI), will involve around 200 people.

The final action is being organised by the group Pro-Democracy Activists (ProDem) at 12noon. The protest, which is expected to be joined by some 150 people, will be calling on the DPR to launch an interpellation motion over the BLBI corruption scandal. (ken/ken)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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