Are you sitting securely?
Regarding my posting on Monday, I've tracked down the western interests supposedly at risk from terrorists. According to a press release
issued on Monday by PT International Nickel Indonesia Tbk (PT Inco), has "evaluated" the advisories issued by the Canadian and Australian governments although Chief executive Scott Hand said
yesterday that it's his understanding that PT Inco wasn't directly targeted.
What is a problem is the inter-communal strife in Poso, 100 kms away from Inco's base of operations at Soroako where there are c.60 expat employees.
Of possibly greater importance is that the Ministry of the Environment and the Association of Indonesian Accountants are planning to establish a new accounting standard
that would enable financial statements to also reflect the level of environmental responsibility of companies.
Will PT Inco, and other mining concerns, be favourably audited? If not, they should be targeted ~ of course, in a strictly non-violent way.
PS. Missy Elliot (who's she?) has cancelled her gig tonight at Senayan due to the travel advisory issued by the American government.