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Indonesia sees power plant impasse, faltering president

Evicting landowners to build US$4b coal-fired plant will deal another blow to his declining popularity

With the administration unable to seal the deal, Mr Joko announced this week he would get directly involved and travel to Central Java later this month to meet the farmers.


INDONESIA announced with great fanfare in 2011 that it would build South-east Asia's biggest coal-fired power plant on the island of Java, but the US$4 billion project is yet to be launched and President Joko Widodo is on the horns of a dilemma.

After repeated delays and at...

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