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Autonomy Often Leads Central, Local Government to Feud

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World Cities United to Save Delta Settlements

The four-day World Delta Summit, involving participation from individuals, business communities and the government, concluded on Thursday with representatives agreeing to tackle the inundation plaguing delta and coastal areas around…

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Jakarta Must Change, Before Too Late

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Fauzi Says Flooding in Capital Inevitable Despite Efforts

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