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  • SUPPORT: A number of South Tapanuli residents asked the Medan Administrative Court to reject Forum for the Environment's lawsuit and ask the Chinese Consul General to ignore the campaign launched by it and hope that the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) will continue.

    MEDAN - A number of foreign institutions expressed various provocations in an effort to inhibit the construction of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP), South Tapanuli. The community was asked to ignore the provocation, and to focus on the fact that North Sumatra's interests were related to that energy.

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  • MEDAN, KOMPAS.com - The judges of the Medan State Administrative Court (PTUN) chaired by Jimmy Claus Pardede decided to reject all claims filed by the North Sumatra Indonesian Environmental NGOs Forum (WALHI). According to the judge, this decision was based on evidence and statements of witnesses at the trial.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MEDAN - Batangtoru area in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, is an earthquake zone area. This makes infrastructure development in the area still refers to earthquake risk mitigation.

    Geologist of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Prof. T Abdullah Sanny said, the earthquake zone in the Batangtoru area does not mean there should be no infrastructure development. According to Abdullah, development can work as long as it has a comprehensive research study. The results of these studies serve as guidelines for determining the infrastructure model to build. This step aims to mitigate the risk of seismicity.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The results of continuous monitoring by the Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) team of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) show that the construction of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, is still safe for orangutans. The government is optimistic that development activities are in accordance with regulations and are environmentally friendly because when operating the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) requires sustainable and proorangutan forests for the continuity of their raw water supply.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The manager of the Batangtoru hydropower project, PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE), claimed that the hydropower plant (HEPP) construction project did not disturb the orangutan habitat of Tapanuli (Pongo tapanuliensis). The reason is that the government, covering an area of 163 thousand hectares, only limited to 122 hectares out of the total area permits the project area under the project management.

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  • South Tapanuli (Antaranews North Sumatra) - Various elements of the Sipirok community affirmed the presence of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) will be able to stimulate the economy of the local community.

    "Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) is very useful for us, for education, for tourism, and for the future of our children and grandchildren, besides covering the need for an electrical energy crisis," said Rifai Pane and Siagian Clay.

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  • Medanbisnisdaily.com-Medan. North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) company as the manager of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) with a capacity of 510 MW, carries a hospitality mission while visiting the editorial of medanbisnisdaily.com, S. Parman Road, Medan, on Thursday (02/21/2019).

    They acknowledged that the blockage of the company's information flow to the public had been used by a number of parties to attack the Batang Toru Hydropower so far. One of them is the issue of water logging issues. Unmitigated, the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) is said to be inundating around 9,600 Batang Toru forests.

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  • Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) on APL, Not Forest

    Indeed, the presence of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) to support the government program to build 35,000 MW until 2022. Inside supporting this effort, Batangtoru Hydropower is willing to invest US $ 1, 6 billion or around 20 trillion rupiahs more. But not yet this project is fully implemented, the issue of environmental destruction has been rolled out by a number of NGOs.

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  • Jakarta – Wimar Witoelar hadir menjadi salah satu tokoh senior dalam acara Deklarasi dukungan Alumni Kanisius terhadap Jokowi-Ma’aruf pada hari Minggu (03/02) di Gedung Joang 45, Menteng. Turut hadir pula tokoh-tokoh senior yang juga merupakan Alumni Kanisius yakni Ginandjar Kartasasmita, Airlangga Hartarto, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Akbar Tandjung, hingga Harijono Djojodiharjo.

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    Recently  PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global professional services network headquartered in London, published long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The four largest economies in the world are projected to be China (1st), India (2nd), United States (3rd) and Indonesia (4th)

     

     

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  • “Pemilu 2019 akan dimenangkan di bilik suara, tidak perlu memberikan perhatian pada hoaxes dan ajak teman-teman maupun kerabat untuk memilih,” ide Wimar Witoelar pendiri Yayasan Perspektif Baru yang juga pernah menjabat sebagai juru bicara Presiden Republik Indonesia ke-4. Kesederhanaan pada pesan tersebut adalah kuncinya. Sederhana berarti pesan-pesan tersebut bisa mudah dipahami semua kalangan. Sehingga berarti juga pesan-pesannya mudah diterima dan dilakukan oleh semua kalangan.

    “Pemilu 2019 akan dimenangkan di bilik suara, tidak perlu memberikan perhatian pada hoaxes dan ajak teman-teman maupun kerabat untuk memilih,” ide Wimar Witoelar pendiri Yayasan Perspektif Baru yang juga pernah menjabat sebagai juru bicara Presiden Republik Indonesia ke-4. 


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  • Apa itu Indonesia? Sarwono Kusumaatmadja yang merupakan tokoh senior Indonesia sudah mengalami banyak pengalaman mengenai Indonesia. Pada dirinya terhimpun puluhan tahun pengalaman kebangsaan dari sejak pasca kemerdekaan, lalu masa Indonesia di bawah kepemimpinan Presiden Soekarno, era perjuangan tahun 1966, dan ia menjadi bagian penting dari Golongan Karya dan kabinet pemerintahan di era Orde Baru.

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  • WW: Sekarang sudah hampir pasti bahwa Demokrat akan unggul. Jadi sudah kita lihat berbagai skenario yang bisa lahir dari situ. Pertama bahwa inisiatif eksekutif sekarang tidak bisa sewenang-wenang sekarang. Jadi berarti akan lebih lambat kelanjutan inisiatif Trump itu, bahkan mungkin sampai deadlock, sampai jadi macet ya. Susahnya seperti itu, maju tidak bisa, mundur juga tidak bisa. Jadi dalam deadlock itu kemudian akan keluar segudang investigasi yang tadinya tertunda terhadap kecurigaan akan kesalahan Trump. Dari mulai pajak sampai kepada korupsi, dan juga kita ingat sebentar lagi mungkin hasil dari tim khusus FBI , Mueller, itu akan keluar. Kalau seperti dugaan orang temuan itu akan kritis terhadap Trump, akan menuduh Trump melakukan ini dan itu, maka itu bisa digabung dengan kekuatan investigasi Kongres sehingga hasil Mueller itu akan lebih bergigi.

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  • Indonesia akan menghadapi masa pemilihan umum Presiden dan Wakil Presiden, serta anggota legislatif DPR pada 2019 mendatang. Seluruh partai politik berlomba-lomba mendaftarkan para anggotanya untuk menjadi calon anggota legislatif. KPU mengumumkan, sebanyak 16 partai politik yang akan mengikuti pemilu 2019.

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  • Jakarta - Sumber daya alam bukanlah isu yang terlepas dari politik Indonesia. Bahkan sebenarnya politik harus digunakan untuk melindungi kepentingan-kepentingan utama masyarakat Indonesia termasuk hutan dan sumber daya alam yang merupakan aset negara.

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  • Kita semua tentu sudah banyak mendengar kabar akan diselenggarakannya event kelas dunia Asian Games 2018 yang akan diselenggarakan di Indonesia. Menjadi tuan rumah kegiatan tersebut merupakan kehormatan yang membanggakan bagi bangsa Indonesia. Namun selain Asian Games yang banyak dibicarakan dalam media massa, Indonesia juga akan segera menjadi tuan rumah event kelas dunia lain yang sebenarnya lebih penting yaitu Global Land Forum (GLF) 2018. Forum yang diikuti sekitar 900 peserta yang mewakili 70 negara ini akan diselenggarakan di Bandung pada 24 hingga 27 September 2018. 

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  • It happens almost on an annual basis as more and more countries hold elections, the democratic process produces less than perfect democracies, in fact autocracies, Take the case of the Philippines that cleansed itself from corrupt dictator Ferdinand Marcos through democratic elections. But now elections produce President Duterte who is hardly a model for democracy and human rights. A glaring example is the United States which has been the main sponsor of democracy in the world. Then elections produced Trump, who is anti-democratic.

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  • Direktur Eksekutif Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi Titi Anggraini menegaskan bahwa kita harus optimis terhadap demokrasi kita karena demokrasi sebenarnya adalah ke-Indonesia-an kita. Bagaimanapun demokrasi masih menawarkan sesuatu yang lebih baik dibandingkan alternatif-alternatifnya yaitu oligarki dan otoritarian. Kalau demokrasi tidak dipelihara maka kedua alternatif itulah yang akan kembali. Demikian diutarakan Titi ketika berkunjung ke Kantor Yayasan Perspektif Baru pada 4 Mei 2018.

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  • A sudden spate of terrorist attacks in Indonesia during the past few weeks offers insights into how supporters of the Islamic State around the world are reacting to the group's defeats in the Middle East. 

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  • What political miracle did former and now current Malaysian Prime Minister create on May 6? Not only did he come back after 15 years of political retirement following 22 years of service as Prime Minister at the age of 92. More importantly, Mahathir put the brakes on 60 years of the Barisan Nasional hegemony in a sensational electoral upset.

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  • 1994: SCTV execs consulted Wimar. He told them they need a good talk show. But who would host, they asked. "Me?". The Larry King style Perspektif drew a cult following.
  • 1995: For Perspektif's anniversary, a full day discussion panel was held with 1000 fans. Perspektif then published two bestsellers supported by publishing giants. Hotter than ever, Perspektif was mysteriously cancelled in September. SCTV claims it was self censorship. People ask was it really? Fans get nostalgic and Perspektif Live! toured the country responding to invitations and drew crowds of up to 2,000
  • 1996: No TV, no worry. Perspektif Baru was born, a weekly talk show syndicated on nationwide radio with transcripts in newspapers in major cities. The edgy image attracted major brands to sponsor more live events. Official website Perspektif Online was launched.
  • 1997: Back on TV with Selayang Pandang, award-winning talk show, and Dialog Aktual, which was axed in the middle of broadcast.
  • 1998: More political appearances in post-Suharto transition. Balanced by the Ordinary People concept, strengthened in a book launch event star-studded by public figures and celebrities.
  • 1999: Come election time, Wimar stirred the air with Detak Detik Pemilu live commentary simultaneously on six national TV channels. Terror threats reached home, while he won his second Panasonic Award as favorite talk show host.
  • 2000: President Abdurrahman Wahid said to the press he needs Wimar to be his spokesperson. Indonesia got the first spokesperson, Wimar got an insightful and exciting ride.
  • 2002: Wimar's tell all book No Regrets was launched in Jakarta, Singapore, Australia and USA. The bestseller required second printing, and Wimar became the intl press first option for political commentary.
  • 2003: Years promoting democracy, Perspektif Baru got support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung based in Germany.
  • 2004: Perspektif Baru moved into public education on electoral democracy
  • 2005: Book launch of Perspektif Baru Spreads Its Wings
  • March 2006-2007: StarTV HK Board Member/strong>
  • March-June 2006: Perspektif Wimar/strong> Daily talk show on Anteve at 06:00-06:30, Maret-Juni 2008
  • Sep-Oct 2009: Wimar Live/strong> Weekly talk show on Metro TV
  • 2011: Talkindo/strong> Weekly talk show with Dalton Tanonaka anhd Rahayu Saraswati on Metro TV
  • Sep 2011: Book Launch, Still More About Nothing/strong> Cold Stone, Pondok Indah Mall 2

Sejarah Perspektif

  • Maret 1994: Saat belum ada talk show lugas, Perspektif muncul di SCTV tanggal 19 Maret 1994, setiap Sabtu sore.
  • Maret 1995: SCTV merayakan satu tahun Perspektif dengan acara diskusi panel "Perspektif Masa Depan" melibatkan 1000 peserta semangat.
  • Agustus 1995: Perspektif makin panas. Dua buku diterbitkan atas dukungan Mochtar Lubis dan Gramedia, langsung bestseller.
  • Sep 1995: Perspektif mendadak dihentikan SCTV tanggal 16 September 1995. SCTV tidak mengaku ada tekanan, tapi saksi dekat menyatakan penghentian datang langsung dari puncak pemerintahan.
  • Oct 1995: Penonton TV kangen. Perspektif Live! kunjungi kota-kota besar memenuhi undangan setempat, menyedot ratusan khalayak tiap pertunjukan. Rekor dicapai di Bandung dengan 2000 penonton.
  • Nov 1995: Wimar mengisi kolom Asal Usul di harian Kompas dengan tulisan pertama "Mendengarkan Orang Biasa". Sebuah konsep baru dalam perjuangan.
  • Jan 1996: Perspektif Baru hadir melalui media baru, radio dan suratkabar dalam sindikasi nasional di berbagai kota. Mewawancara Orang Biasa tiap minggu sampai sekarang.
  • Nov 1996: Berbagai show muncul dengan format sama dan judul berbeda sesuai dengan target audience. WW Live, Perspektif Bisnis Republika, LA Lights Dialog, dll, semua atas dasar permintaan.
  • Des 1996: Setelah berjalan dua website Perspektif dari penggemar, Perspektif Online lahir sebagai website resmi. Kebebasan bicara di internet semakin marak.
  • Mar 1997: Wimar kembali ke TV dalam acara Selayang Pandang di Indosiar. Lebih santai, tetap menyengat. Disusul oleh Dialog Aktual dengan moderator ganda bersama Dr. Sjahrir, sangat tajam dan dihentikan mendadak saat siaran.
  • Des 1998: Peluncuran buku baru dikemas dalam bentuk deklarasi Partai Orang Biasa. Meriah dengan atraksi 'reverse talk show' dan anugerah untuk Munir, diramaikan tokoh, selebriti dan teman2 yang semuanya Orang Biasa.
  • Jun 1999: Wimar membawa acara Detak Detik Pemilu, live di enam stasiun TV nasional. Saat status quo mulai terancam, Wimar diteror di rumah dan di kantor.
  • Nov 1999: Untuk kedua kali, Wimar menang Panasonic Awards sebagai Pemandu Talk Show Pria Favorit. Dinominasi empat tahun berturut2, menang dua kali (1997 dan 1999).
  • Oct 2000: Wimar baca di koran online bahwa Gus Dur memintanya menjadi juru bicara. Kenal saja tidak. Suatu kehormatan dan kesempatan bekerja untuk negara.
  • Feb 2002: Berisi pandangan mata, No Regrets terbit dan diluncurkan di empat negara Indonesia, Singapura, Australia, Amerika Serikat. Langsung habis dan edisi kedua diterbitkan.
  • Sep 2005: Perspektif Online ubah tampilan bersama dengan peluncuran buku Perspektif Baru Melebarkan Sayap  dengan dukungan Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
  • Maret-Juni 2008: Perspektif Wimar/strong> acara talkshow Anteve tiap hari jam 06:00-06:30