Water Privatisation stopped by the Supreme Court of Indonesia

Bravo all those who worked on this fantastic case that was supported by residents organisations of Jakarta, investigative journalists, activists and lawyers in Indonesia. Another crazy, extremely unjust projects goes down. This is an inspiring story for all those working on democratising natural resource use.

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https://www.icij.org/project/water-barons/water-and-politics-fall-suharto

here’s a longer, racy story of the loot of Jakarta’s public water from 2003. I find the quote of the World Bank’s regional head particularly amazing. After so many such experiments on so many million lives, its still hard to get them to be accountable for their crazy ideas.

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This is a precedent for other jurisdictions.

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