first_imgThe Charter Commission committee tasked with developing this “compendium” stopped its work once Boyd’s commission decided to pursue a complete change in government.The committee, therefore, never voted on recommended changes to the existing charter and never issued a written report.“Compendium” is defined as “a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject.”Mr. Boyd has no compendium to offer, only more spin.Dennis BouchardSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes In a March 23 letter to the editor, Gordon Boyd offers Saratoga Springs’ new Charter Review Commission “a compendium of recommendations” on how to improve Saratoga’s existing charter that he claims his now-defunct Charter Review Commission developed.The problem is no such list of suggestions exists. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_imgWhile the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) weighs up whether to nominate President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s eldest son in the Surakarta mayoral race in Central Java, other political parties have expressed interest in supporting him.As he waits for the PDI-P to make its decision, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, a culinary entrepreneur, has received interest from three other parties, the Golkar Party, the Gerindra Party and the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), which have all said they were ready to back him with blessings from the parties’ leadership at the national level.   Golkar Party deputy chairman Ahmad Doli Kurnia said Golkar would support Gibran even if he did not get the nod from the PDI-P, claiming that Golkar had supported Gibran since he first announced he intended to run in the Surakarta race.“Let t… Log in with your social account Linkedin Forgot Password ? Topics : Google Facebook Gibran-Rakabuming-Raka Jokowi-second-term PDI-P Golkar Gerindra-Party PSI LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

first_imgDoni alleged that Wowon and Budiman committed the crime to destroy evidence of potential financial malfeasance in the office.“The village head’s elder brother, Budiman, was the one who came up with the idea, because his younger brother [Wowon] always complained that he was scared to be examined by the audit team regarding how he used village funds during his term,” Doni said.Separately, Sani Junan Hudaya, head of the Neglasari Society Forum, said villagers had staged several rallies demanding budget transparency from Wowon’s administration between 2015 and 2019.“Many development projects valued at as much as Rp 2.1 billion [US$153,301] were not reported properly,” Sani claimed. The village head of Neglasari in Jatiwaras district of Tasikmalaya, West Java, has been arrested after allegedly setting fire to the Neglasari village administration building in an attempt to avoid a financial audit.Tasikmalaya Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Doni Eka Putra said Wowon Gunawan had been arrested along with his brother, Budiman, based on the results of tests conducted by the National Police’s forensics laboratory.“The two suspects are now in custody and have been proven to have set fire [to the building] using some kind of fuel. They have been charged under Article 187 of the Criminal Code [on arson], which carries a maximum punishment of 12 years of imprisonment,” Doni said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.  Many of the documents that may have proven the villagers’ suspicions were reportedly destroyed in the fire, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday.In recent years, village heads have assumed responsibility over increasingly large sums of money transferred to villages through President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s village funds program.Around Rp 257 trillion (US$18.4 billion) was distributed to villages during Jokowi’s first term, and the amount is set to increase to Rp 400 trillion for the 2019-2024 period.Mishandling of village funds has become a matter of concern, with Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) data showing that 141 village heads have been involved in graft cases related to village funds since 2015. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

first_imgGoogle Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account The omnibus bill on job creation would scrap requirements for foreign workers in start-ups to obtain written permits, a move seen by businesses as an effort to help bridge the country’s skills gap.The sweeping bill states that foreign workers must get written permits except for members of boards of directors and commissioners, diplomatic and consular staff, those working at start-ups, in professional training, on business visits, doing research for a short period or doing machine maintenance for production in emergency situations.A presidential regulation would be issued to regulate certain positions and service periods to be fulfilled by the foreign workers.Meanwhile, the current Labor Law stipulates that only diplomatic and consular staff are exempted from getting the written permits.Read also: Key points of labor reform in omnibus bill on job creation: What we kn… Topics : foreign-workers expatriate start-up labor-reform omnibus-bill job-creation digital-economy idEA shinta-kamdani McKinsey-Company Facebook Forgot Password ?last_img read more